Monthly Archives: June 2009

Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs [Hake (2009)

June 02, 2009

Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs [Hake (2009)
http://hakesedstuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/over-two-hundred-education-science.html

This compilation, an expansion of the earlier “Over Sixty Education Blogs,” lists over two-hundred education and science blogs, providing for each blog: the author’s name and background; the blog title, focus, and URL; and (where available) the Technorati Authority [TA] and the Blogged Rating [BR]. Appendix A discusses the Academic Discussion List Sphere (ADLsphere) and the Blog Sphere (Blogosphere), indicating the strengths and weaknesses of each. Appendix B considers the ADLsphere and the Blogosphere as harbingers of a collective short-term working memory. Appendix C discusses the International Edubloggers Directory, Technorati, Blogged, ScienceBlogs; other blog directories and lists; and other social networking sites. The REFERENCES contain over 100 general citations to open access, internet usage, the ADLsphere and the Blogosphere. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Microfinance Business Research Guide from Lippincott Library

June 02, 2009

Microfinance Business Research Guide from Lippincott Library
http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/business/microfinance.html/

Microfinance is a still a young field and the words that describe its practice are still being defined. If you search for microfinance the databases may not know that you are also interested in micro finance, microlending, and rural lending unless you specifically search for all four terms. For that reason, when searching the following databases, consider using related terms such as microbanking, microcredit, microsavings, microloan, microlending, microinsurance, rural credit, rural lending, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and social ventures. This has been added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer&trade’ Information Blog.

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WebNotes – Faster and More Effective Research Annotation Tool

June 02, 2009

WebNotes – Faster and More Effective Research Annotation Tool
http://www.webnotes.net/

In my many blog reviews of products and services for research (now close to 10,000) I very seldom review what I consider to have “World Class” capabilities ….. I have just finished reviewing WebNotes and I can honestly state that they most definitely are on the leading edge of having World Class capabilities for their excellent research driven research tool. WebNotes is a Boston-based technology innovator of online research tools for corporations, educational institutions and individuals. Founded in 2007 as an MIT startup, the company launched an invite only beta of WebNotes in late 2008. WebNotes Pro is the next generation in web annotation tools, targeting professionals and academics who need to quickly and easily collect, organize and share valuable information from the Internet. WebNotes began as a side project during an MIT class on web research. At the time, students were being instructed to use bookmarks, and copy & paste text into Word Documents. The WebNotes founders knew there had to be a better way. After tinkering with some prototypes and kicking around the idea for a few years, they decided to formally start a company, and in 2007 WebNotes was born. An invite-only Beta was released to critical acclaim in December of 2008, and after listening carefully to their users and conducting several surveys, WebNotes developed a set of innovative new features specifically designed to revolutionize the ways people collect and organize information online. On May 18th, WebNotes made it’s commercial debut with WebNotes Pro and Group Solutions versions for academic and professional users. I have been so impressed with WebNotes ability to annotate, organize and share my PDFs as well as using their multi-colored highlighters to organize the internal aspects of my white papers; I have decided to create a ProVersion of all my white papers as well as my 50 Subject Tracers™. This will allow researchers the template using WebNotes for added efficiency in over 50 selected research areas! I have also added this excellent tool to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Updated> Web Data Extractors

June 02, 2009


Web Data Extractors

Updated> Web Data Extractors
http://www.WebDataExtractors.com/

I have just updated my research white paper link compilation titled “Web Data Extractors” now a 15 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about web data extraction on the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (599KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated June 1, 2009. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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Updated> Using the Internet As a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery

June 02, 2009


Using the Internet as a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery

Updated> Using the Internet As a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2004/09/using-internet-as-dynamic-resource.html

I have just updated my Research white paper titled “Using the Internet As a Dynamic Resource Tool for Knowledge Discovery” now a 22 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to perform information and knowledge research and discovery on the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (2.44MB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated June 1, 2009. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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Updated> Online Social Networking

June 02, 2009


Online Social Networking

Updated> Online Social Networking
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2004/09/online-social-networking-internet.html

I have just updated my Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation white paper titled “Online Social Networking” now a 38 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about online social networks available on the Internet. It is freely available as a .pdf file (1.14MB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated June 2, 2008. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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Updated> Online Research Browsers

June 02, 2009


Online Research Browsers

Updated> Online Research Browsers
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2004/10/online-research-browsers-internet.html

I have just updated my Internet MiniGuide Annotated Link Compilation white paper titled “Online Research Browsers” a 18 page research paper listing many resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find information and knowledge research about online research browsers available on the Internet. These research browsers allow you to visualize information to find new relationships and associations to create knowledge discovery and obtain new and highly relevant research data. It is freely available as a .pdf file (648KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. It was updated June 2, 2009. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

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ResearchGATE – Professional Network for Scientists

June 02, 2009

ResearchGATE – Professional Network for Scientists
https://www.researchgate.net/

ResearchGATE is the leading professional network for scientists. It’s free of charge and designed to meet researchers’ needs. Connect with colleagues and build your scientific network. Discover new methods, papers, and people with their comprehensive research based search engine. Collaborate using their suite of applications built specifically for researchers. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Trace™ Information Blog. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Student Research Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS)

June 02, 2009

Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS)
http://mcfns.com/index.php/Journal/index

Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences (MCFNS) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the promotion, publication, and public discussion, of high quality studies on the basic and computational research of forestry and natural resource sciences. The title of the journal is intended to be descriptive of this journal’s main focus and scope. It is all-inclusive in the sense that it invites publications from a range of topics varying in scope from “Mathematical Forestry” to “Mathematical Natural-Resource Sciences,” and from
“Computational Forestry” to “Computational Natural-Resource Sciences.” Exploring the new research possibilities based on ever growing computing capabilities gives foundation to new computational sciences in Forestry and Natural Resources in the same manner in which the expanding computer capabilities helped to found such sciences as “Computational Genetics” and “Computational Physics.” The predominant 21st-century model of scientific pursuit in Forestry and Natural Resource Scientific publishing is right in between the two extremes covered by this journal. The main modus of that model is to collect data and analyze them using statistical software. This journal provides a publishing platform for the Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences outside this model by virtue of the journal’s focus on theoretical derivations and simulations, discussions, reviews and implementations of new computer-based technologies. Derivations are encouraged on all scientific bases, such as algebra, geometry, and plain logic. Similarly, computer simulations are within the scope of this journal’s interests whether they are based on theoretical pseudo-data or massive collections of empirical survey data. In essence the “Mathematical and Computational” aspects of natural resource sciences are viewed by this journal as sharing the common platform of the Rationalist approach to research that is in contrast to the more mainstream Empiricist studies (statistical analysis of collected data) dominating the present natural resource sciences and predominantly covered by the other excellent forestry and natural resource sciences journals.

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Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs [Hake (2009)

June 02, 2009

Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs [Hake (2009)
http://hakesedstuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/over-two-hundred-education-science.html

This compilation, an expansion of the earlier “Over Sixty Education Blogs,” lists over two-hundred education and science blogs, providing for each blog: the author’s name and background; the blog title, focus, and URL; and (where available) the Technorati Authority [TA] and the Blogged Rating [BR]. Appendix A discusses the Academic Discussion List Sphere (ADLsphere) and the Blog Sphere (Blogosphere), indicating the strengths and weaknesses of each. Appendix B considers the ADLsphere and the Blogosphere as harbingers of a collective short-term working memory. Appendix C discusses the International Edubloggers Directory, Technorati, Blogged, ScienceBlogs; other blog directories and lists; and other social networking sites. The REFERENCES contain over 100 general citations to open access, internet usage, the ADLsphere and the Blogosphere. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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