Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Descriptions: Diigo (said to stand for Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff) began as a simple, free bookmarking tool, but now includes features that enable sharing and collaboration, page archiving and public or private sticky-note style annotation. Mobile applications are available, along with browser toolbars. Educators can apply for free access to a premium version with features helpful in the classroom setting. Instructions for migrating from Delicious are posted on the site.
Keywords: collaborative, mobile access, social networking, Web tools
Provider: Mendeley Ltd.
Contents: citation management software, Citations, full text, mobile access, personal profiles, tutorials, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Mendeley is an open-access reference management tool. Use drag-and-drop to add references to your list, or add via web import. Easily create bibliographies and insert citations into papers by adding a plug-in for your word processing program. Includes an integral pdf viewer that allows highlighting and annotation. Organize with list-sorting and by adding folders. Mendeley also provides for creation of one's own research profile and for setting up private and public groups for collaboration and sharing, with additional useful features for keeping everything clear and organized. A crowd-sourced catalog of citations provided in public groups can be viewed by subject area and individual citations may be downloaded to one's account. A subscription version of Mendeley provides expanded storage for groups and individuals, and technical support, space and flexible collaboration features for "Team" implementations.
Keywords: collaborative, data-sharing, multidisciplinary, networking, research tools, social networking
Descriptions: From the provider: "ScienceStage.com is a virtual conference room, lecture hall, laboratory, library, and meeting venue all in one. It offers new methods of scientific presentation, scientific discourse, and academic knowledge transfer by using video streaming, audio streaming, and text features. Sign up for a free account to be able to post material and join the ScienceStage community. Many different scientific disciplines are represented here, along with some humanities. Browse by field/discipline and content type. Video resources include links to Grand Rounds videos available on the Web, and to TED talks. Free registration is required for full participation and to post items, but most content is open to visitors.
Keywords: international, Internet, links, medicine, multidisciplinary, open access, publishing, science, scientist, social networking, video, Web tools
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
Keywords: blood, consumer health, earthquake, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, health services, hematology, hurricane, links, public health, social networking, social services
Provider: Ning, Inc.
Descriptions: Ning is a social networking site- join a network relevant to your interests, or use the tools provided to create a new network of your own. A few of the features offered include the ability to integrate your network with your Twitter, invite others to join, use Ning to share content or feed RSS in or out.
Keywords: social networking, technology, Web tools
Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is a semantically-enhanced portal to a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF enhances discovery and access to often unindexed but publicly available research data, datasets, software and tools in the deep web, as well as linking to PubMed records and open-access literature. The NIF Project provides the NIF Registry, Antibody Registry, Drug Related Gene Database, neuroscience ontology and a way to contribute to it (via the NeuroLex wiki) and semantic tagging services. NIF Navigator, a customizable, stand-alone search tool for incorporation into websites or wikis, draws query results from all the NIF's own components and from other sites and accessible databases. The valuable resources at NIF are too numerous to be described adequately here.
Keywords: biomedical research, clinical trials, data, data-sharing, datasets, disease, drugs, federal agencies, full text, genes, genomics, grants, images, informatics, links, networking, neuroscience, NIH, portal, research, scientist, social networking, software
Provider: Nature Publishing Group
Descriptions: Hosted by Nature Publishing Group, Nature Network is a collection of very active blogs and forums where scientists network and discuss science and research, concretely or philosophically. As the website's header says, "Connect - Discuss - Explore - Search." Disciplines represented: neuroscience, genetics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, virology, proteomics, and many more.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, culture, informatics, international, networking, research, science, scientist, social networking
Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Descriptions: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
Keywords: blog, networking, news, nursing, social networking
Provider: anthropology, astronomy, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, faculty, free, international, astrophysics, Web tools
Descriptions: Find out who's researching what." This is an international social networking site for university-based scholars and researchers. Look people up by institution, department, research interest or name; read posted papers; see what others are reading; follow, and see whose work colleagues are following. Free registration required for participation, though much can be viewed without joining.
Keywords: anthropology, astronomy, astrophysics, faculty, free, international, life sciences, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, philosophy, psychology, science, social networking, sociology, Web tools