Finding and Managing

Introduction & Review

I use RSS and Twitter to gather—aggregate—information. For our week 3 session, we will continue to explore finding and managing the information that we are aggregating.

Finding

Search: Google
Inside Google Search: Features
The Basic Google Search
Operators and More Search Help
Search Results Options and Tools
Site-Specific Searches
Verbatim Tool
Google Scholar: Basic Help
Google Scholar: Advanced Search Tips
Google: Save Search History
Other Search Related Links
How to make library users start a search: 6+ ways to search outside “native interface”
Microsoft Bing vs Google vs Yahoo! Search: Comparing Search Algorithms
Google Basic Search Lesson Plans Designed for K – 12 classroom, still good info.
World­Cat Search
World­Cat Widgets
World­Cat Search Index Labels

Collecting & Managing

There are a number of ways to “collect” and “manage” information.

FireFox
LibX Extension;
Readability (course post on Readability).
Bookmarks
Easiest way to archive the information you are pulling in is through a bookmark. Every browser comes with built in bookmarking, but you can also use an online bookmarking service, e.g. …
  • Delicious: Original bookmarking service.
  • Google Bookmarks. Bookmarks stored via your google account.
  • Diigo: Free/Premium bookmarking site. Does have ads depending on plan.
  • Zootool: Emphasis on visual-oriented and social bookmarking.
  • PinBoard: the Introverts Bookmarking Service.
Zotero
Zotero is my “goto” tool for collecting and managing my research.
Zotero
Zotero Account
Word Processor Integration
Help Documentation
Screen­casts