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The Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of

The Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of
Is it possible to conduct research without Google? YES! In fact, it’s NECESSARY for college-level research. Google and other Internet search engines are great tools for researching the basics of any subject. However, when conducting research for accredited college courses, students need to find legitimate, trustworthy resources. Artcyclopedia – If you’re looking for information on artists or art movements, Artcyclopedia is a great place to begin. BioMedCentral – BioMedCentral is an archive of over 170 biology, chemistry and medical journals. Digital History – An valuable resource for those who seek information on U.S. history, Digital History offers an up-to-date textbook, as well as essays on film, private life, and science and technology, and visual histories about Lincoln’s America and America’s Reconstruction. FindArticles.com – FindArticles has the text of articles from about 500 print periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and usage is completely free of charge. U.S. Related:  Data-bases

Zotero: A Serious Online Research Tool: Online Collaboration « For years, I’ve been looking for a serious online research tool that would let me not just add to the ratnest of bookmarks and “favorites” I have, but really control, annotate, correlate, tag and source online material. Last week, as I was gearing up to join WWD, I found an awesomely deep, free, open source and innovative tool in the form of a super-stable FireFox 2.0 extension: Zotero. Zotero is a brainchild of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, well funded thanks to several grants, including $1.2 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The money shows – Zotero is as slick as any commercial product, the documentation is deep and tasty with lots of nicely done screencasts and the developer info is some of the best Open Source project docs I’ve seen. Zotero has already gotten rave reviews in the academic community, with now 600,000 active users. “How is Zotero better than bookmarks?”

Aptana Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. 2. 3. Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! I am unable to help locate details about your family, or give translations of your name or nickname into Chinese (a very common request)! If you find bad links, or typographical errors, please do notify me by telling me the URL (web address) of the specific page with the fault, and (in the case of bad links) the URL of the bad link. Statement on Copyright and Fair Use

Welcome to DataThief EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Open Culture DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data Database Trends and Applications introduces the inaugural “DBTA 100,” a list of the companies that matter most in data. The past several years have transformed enterprise information management, creating challenges and opportunities for companies seeking to extract value from a sea of data assets. In response to this, established IT vendors as well as legions of newer solution providers have rushed to create the tools to do just that. Regulatory mandates that specify the way information is captured and protected and how long it must be retained have caused companies to amass data at levels thought unimaginable in the past. Compounding this trend is the data pouring from machines, the web, and social media. The extent to which data is growing was underscored by a 2011 survey conducted by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle among 611 members of the Independent Oracle Users Group. Business leaders want to do more than simply store all that data for compliance purposes.

www.lukas-renggli.ch/smalltalk/magritte/tutorial.pdf Resources For Self-Education — The Art of Self-Education The web is a boon to self-education. Using the internet you can access a vast array of information, tutorials, classes, elearning, research databases, online magazines and newsletters, blogs, books, videos, audio, and the offerings keep growing. Most are free and if you’re clever you can usually find a free alternative to learn just about anything. Search Engines – The Primary Research Databases The basic search engines we use every day (and some lesser known ones) are still among the best online research databases available. We all know the big few search engines that have risen to the top in popularity: google.com , yahoo.com and ask.com . For a great list of search engines that includes web search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, web portals, and vertical market websites, visit the List of Search Engines offered by the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia . Getting the Most Out of Your Search A search engine is only as good as the way you use it. Database.

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