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1. Lissa Lord [email_address] Regents Center Library, University of Kansas, Edwards Campus March 2010 Web 2.0 & Academic Research & 15-Tools 2. How do we keep…
  • 1. Lissa Lord [email_address] Regents Center Library, University of Kansas, Edwards Campus March 2010 Web 2.0 & Academic Research & 15-Tools
  • 2. How do we keep track of all the bits and ?
  • 3. Tool #1 iGoogle Web 2.0 organization tool
  • 4. Google.com and click on more ▼
  • 6. Search Twitter http://search.twitter.com http://www.Topsy.com http://collecta.com http://crowdeye.com Tool #2
  • 7. Are your search terms being talked about on Twitter? Try Twitter search from your Twitter page
  • 8. RSS feed for this query Twitter Search box
  • 9. RSS feed? The results of your search will be updated automatically. Click: RSS feed for this query Tool #3
  • 10. Google homepage is your iGoggle
  • 12. iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig I direct current RSS notices of my research topics to iGoogle. Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader I direct general RSS notices to Google Reader Tool #4
  • 13. I put a GoogleReader widget on my iGoogle page so I could follow all “worthy things to know”
  • 14. Websites and RSS Subscribe to a website if you want to follow its updates if it has the option of RSS or Subscribe
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  • 17. Google Blog Search Tool #5 http://blogsearch.google.com/
  • 18. http://www.google.com  More  Blogs
  • 19. Add blogurl:edu to the search and you’re looking at blogs coming from an education domain. (gov, com, web, org) RSS Health care debate blogurl:edu
  • 20. From my iGoogle: www.google.com/ig Blog Searches I posted to my iGoogle page. This is how RSS looks when active.
  • 21. KEOTAG.com http://www.keotag.com It works: keyword social networks individually Search across 14 different sites Tool #6
  • 22. A twitter search brought up an academic resource I didn’t know existed!
  • 23. The second result is exactly what I hoped to find. A twitter statement leading straight to a presentation on academic libraries and Web 2.0
  • 24. “ I’ve learned to follow the hunch but never assume where it will go.” Even Williams
  • 25. You Tube for Academic Research Tool #7
  • 26. Search: academic libraries web 2.0
  • 27. Web 2.0 is all about sharing. I want to share this video with my Twitter followers. Tool #8
  • 28. The share feature wrote the text and put in the link. I merely clicked enter.
  • 29. Addthis http://addthis.com/ There would be no need for Web 2.0 without the desire to share information with others. Addthis is a share button you add to your own site (your twitter, your facebook, your blog) which allows your readers to share with their readers. Another sharing Tool #9
  • 30. Share the Dissertation Research Blog on Twitter? Sure!
  • 31. Have you ever wished that the URL you want to send to someone was not so long? Check out Bitly.com Tool #10
  • 32. Long URL Now a Short URL
  • 33. Long URL
  • 34. Bitly.com will take this long URL http://proquest.umi.com.www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/pqdweb?index=0&did=1961761271&SrchMode=1&sid=1&Fmt=2&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1267816216&clientId=42567 And, shorten it to this URL http://bit.ly/bh5PLZ Now a Short URL
  • 35. delicious.com social bookmarking website What is delicious A collection of favorites - yours and everyone else's. Your favorites are assigned a specific URL See my site (RefLibrarian): http://del.icio.us/RefLibrarian/ Everything on delicious is someone's favorite Tool #11
  • 36. Can I bookmark a result from a saved twitter search to delicious ? Yes You are on twitter search result page Copy its URL and save in delicious
  • 37. slideshare share your slides and borrow others’ <ul><li>Sign-up for slideshare at www. slideshare .net </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your presentation slides </li></ul><ul><li>Your slideshare web address allows access </li></ul><ul><li>You don ’ t need Powerpoint to show a Powerpoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/lissalord/web20-academic-research-ten-tools </li></ul>Tool #12
  • 38. Google Alerts YOUR search alert <ul><li>Google Alerts < http://www.google.com/alerts >   </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Alerts to repeat your good search automatically and when results turn up Google will email you and include the annotated links in the message. </li></ul><ul><li>It is like having a ٨ research assistant! </li></ul>reliable Tool #13
  • 39. Tool #14 Tedtalks Get bright ideas from those who have them Give power to your presentation To inspire you during a dry intellectual phase Tedtalks are 15min video talks
  • 40. Search: university libraries
  • 41. Small town link to newspapers http://bit.ly/dg7zMd The main site for US newspapers http://bit.ly/95hQEH Site International newspapers http://bit.ly/bgY8ui Tool #15
  • 42. There is No The End The journey continues. . .
  • 43. Thank You ! Who knows what will happen in the information seeking world during 2010?. Stay tuned, it is sure to be exciting! . . . Lissa [email_address] http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com
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