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Firefox ScrapBook - Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection. Snapilicious - Your Online Scrapbook. InstaGrok: Mindmap Style Scrapbook To Share. Save, Annotate, & Share Online Content. Free Wikis For Desktops & Browsers. Personal Wiki System For Knowledge Mgmt. ConnectedText is used in a variety of ways and in many contexts.

Personal Wiki System For Knowledge Mgmt

I am always surprised to hear how other people use it, and the way I use it will probably appear just surprising as their use of the program will be to me. This essay is just my attempt to show how and why I use it for my research. I do not want to suggest that my way is the only or perhaps even the best way of using it. In other words, this is just a testimony in which I offer some personal reflections on the role ConnectedText plays in my own research, backed up by some reflections on the way this is related to the way in which I and many other scholars have used card indexes and journals during the precious century for keeping or making notes.

I would like to show how a program like ConnectedText improves on this approach, and why I consider ConnectedText the best among such programs.

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Free Web-Based Database Platform - BasePortal. Free Reference Manager & PDF Organizer. Timeglider: Web-based Timeline Software. Dipity - Free Digital Timeline Website. Refdesk: Reference, Facts, News, Free.

100 Search Engines For Academic Research. Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars.

100 Search Engines For Academic Research

It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Books & Journals Science Math & Technology Social Science. Search Engine For Free Scientific Publications - FreeFullPDF. Key Academic Research Resources - Free & Restricted Journalist.

(iStock) Members of the media do “research” by performing all sorts of tasks — pulling financial records, tracking down contact information for sources, scraping data from government websites.

Key Academic Research Resources - Free & Restricted Journalist

But another key skill is the ability to locate and review academic studies to strengthen and deepen stories. The Journalist’s Resource studies database distills top research, but there’s a much bigger universe of research out there. One common search strategy for finding academic research is trying a series of keywords in popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. That general method may fail if you’re trying to find cutting-edge research findings on policy or news-related issues. While no particular strategy is perfect, establishing a checklist of key databases is essential. Access issue Of course, there is the problem of free versus paid access to research. News databases A core checklist Below is a list of useful databases.

10+ Tips & Tools To Keep Teachers Organized. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” ~ Gustave Flaubert Learning online can be an incredible journey but at some point you may feel overwhelmed with the surplus of information and resources.

10+ Tips & Tools To Keep Teachers Organized

You may feel very excited about a resource you come across, but want to access that resource at some other date. 19 Free Presentation Tools To Wow Your Audience. Goal 10: Spread Your Knowledge (15+ Tools to Bookmark, Aggregate, Curate) Posted by Shelly Terrell on Thursday, June 14th 2012 Goal 10 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators!

Goal 10: Spread Your Knowledge (15+ Tools to Bookmark, Aggregate, Curate)

Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! ““If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. ” ~ Margaret Fuller Short-term- share resources you have collected about a topic with colleagues at school or online. Teach your students to use online bookmarking, curation, and aggregation tools to gather and organize their knowledge. Long-term- develop a community for sharing resources in your teaching environment.

My Personal Thoughts About This Goal As educators, we are in the business of learning. Resources Related to This Goal I love learning. The tools that I use meet a few criteria: They have a free app! Luhmann’s Zettelkasten method. Baseline For Zettelkasten Software Reviews. I’m going to take a close look at applications to find out which are suitable to implement the Zettelkasten note archive.

Baseline For Zettelkasten Software Reviews

I already talked about reference managers. While reference managers can be switched pretty easily, migrating a database of notes is far from being a trivial task, depending on the software you used in the past. Therefore, we have to chose how to implement the note archive with great care. Here you’ll find my criteria. In the comments, you can contribute to this list. Criteria I Will Consider First, we’ll see what the bare minimum features are.