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Zotero: A Guide
by Jason Puckett
Call Number: PN171.F56 P83 2011
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators is the first book-length treatment of this powerful research tool developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (VA). This book is written for Zotero end users, librarians and teachers. Part One introduces Zotero and presents it in the context of bibliography managers and open source software, Part Two explains in detail how to use the software in research and writing, and Part Three provides information for those who teach and support Zotero, with instructional best practices, examples, support tips and advanced techniques. "Puckett draws on his deep understanding of Zoteros technology to provide clear, concise guidelines and tips for beginners and experts alike. As a bonus, he convincingly argues why you -- yes, you -- need to be using research software and why Zotero is the best choice." says Sean Takats, co-director of Zotero, Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University and Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media. A perfect guidebook to a robust open access research tool that allows the user to manage all aspects of bibliographic data, Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators is essential for librarians and teaching faculty alike. Due to the clarity of explanation and the depth of application, its usefulness extends to undergraduate and graduate students as well.
Research in the Cloud
The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud
by Steven Ovadia
Publication Date: 2013-09-30
The cloud can be a powerful tool for conducting and managing research. The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud is a practical guide to using cloud services from a librarian's point of view. As well as discussing how to use various cloud-based services, the title considers the various privacy and data portability issues associated with web-based services. This book helps readers make the most of cloud computing, including how to fold mobile devices into the cloud-based research management equation. The book is divided into several chapters, each considering a key aspect of academic research in the cloud, including: defining the cloud; capturing information; capturing and managing scholarly information; storing files; staying organized, communicating; and sharing. The book ends by considering the future of the cloud, examining what readers can expect from cloud services in the next few years, and how research might be changed as a result. Covers a wide range of services, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and showing readers how to use them more effectively Offers a research perspective for readers who don't know how to connect cloud services with academic research Contextualises cloud-based services, explaining not just what they do and how they work, but how they can best be used
Web Tools 2.0
The Cybrarian's Web
by Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
Here is a remarkable field guide to the best of free Web 2.0 tools and their practical applications in libraries and information centers. You'll discover dozens of lesser-known resources and learn exciting new ways to use many of the most popular sites and tools. With all this and a supporting webpage, The Cybrarian's Web is a winner!
Citations: Out of the Box
Citations, Out of the Box
by Frank Bennett
Call Number: PN171.F56 B46 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-25
An introduction to MLZ, a multilingual prototype of the open-source reference manager Zotero with support for legal writing.