Monthly Archives: November 2013

Zotero – Free, Easy-to-use Tool To Help You Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share Your Research Sources

November 14, 2013

 

Zotero – Free, Easy-to-use Tool To Help You Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share Your Research Sources
https://www.zotero.org/

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you’re searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes. Zotero organizes your research into collections that act like iTunes playlists. Research items can be added to any number of named collections and subcollections, which in turn can be organized however you like. With saved searches, you can create smart collections that automatically fill with relevant materials as you add them to your library. Assign tags to your library items to organize your research using your own keywords. The tag selector enables you to filter your library instantly to view matching items. Zotero can even use database and library data to tag items automatically as you add them. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero. Ready to submit your manuscript to Tropical Doctor or French Historical Studies? We’ve got you covered: with native integration of the powerful and flexible Citation Style Language (CSL), Zotero supports thousands of publication formats with more styles added daily. Zotero automatically synchronizes your data across as many devices as you choose. Add to your research library on your work PC, and organize your collections on your home laptop. All of your notes, files, and bibliographic data remain seamlessly and silently up to date. Returning from field work? Your data will be waiting for you when you get home. Upgrading to a new computer? Zotero will automatically pull down a complete copy of your research library from our server network. Even if you don’t yet have Zotero installed, you can always access your research from any web browser in the world. Create and join research groups to focus on any topic you choose. Each group can share its own research library, complete with files, bibliographic data, notes, and discussion threads. Tag and analyze your research together with others. Work with a single colleague or an entire class: Zotero groups can include as many members as you please. Zotero groups can be private or public, open or closed. You decide. For example, you and a few colleagues might initially work on a research project in private. After publication, why not share your research notes and library with the world? This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Academia.edu – Share Research

November 13, 2013

Academia.edu – Share Research
http://www.academia.edu/

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research. Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. 4,939,245 academics have signed up to Academia.edu, adding 1,626,028 papers and 892,208 research interests. Academia.edu attracts over 5 million unique visitors a month. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources white paper. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Webinar: Online Social Networking

November 13, 2013

 

Webinar: Online Social Networking
http://snipurl.com/285imhq

Presented by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.
Date: Thursday November 20, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM PDT – 1:00 PM EST
Length: 90 Minute

Overview: This webinar Online Social Networking covers an extremely comprehensive portal of online social informatics resources and sites that are available on the Internet. These resources and sources will allow you to discover the many pathways available through the Internet to find the most effective and timely social networks to manage and collaborate with members of your team. Understanding all the latest Internet resources available for finding that specifically needed online social network opens new and exciting doors to becoming more experienced in business innovation and creation for you personally and for your company entity. You will learn how to discover, understand and implement these online social network resources for your existing or new business startup. Why should you attend: You will learn how to access a range of online social networks and related analytics from the Internet that have been preselected and filtered for you. These online social networks will give you the ability to understand and implement many methods, resources and applications to discover more efficient ways to obtain key research, marketing and public relations results that you can manage and collaborate with your team on and off the Internet in an efficient and non techie manner. Being prepared with quality and effective online social networking and web resources will take away the fear, uncertainty and doubt associated in today’s dynamic changing and fast paced management and the new Social Networking environment. Areas Covered in the Session: 1) Online Social Networking; 2) Social Informatics and the World Wide Web; 3) Discovering Relevant Online Social Networking Tools, Analytics and Monitors; 4) Understanding the Latest Online Social Networking Tools and Their Importance; and 5) Open Source or Proprietary – Which Social Network Tool Best Fits Your Needs. Who Will Benefit: a) Marketing Directors; b) Marketing Assistants; c) IT Department Supervisors; d) Administrative Assistants; and e) Public Relations Directors and Assistants.

Editor’s Note: I will be delivering 9 Webinars and 2 Two Day Seminars (Chicago and San Francisco)for EITA Global over the next several months on various exciting topics. See my complete list by clicking here.

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FindZebra – Search Engine for Difficult Medical Cases

November 13, 2013

FindZebra – Search Engine for Difficult Medical Cases
http://findzebra.compute.dtu.dk/

The term “zebra” is a medical slang for a surprising diagnosis. Physicians are taught since medical school to concentrate on the more common diseases: “when you hear a gallop, you should think about a horse, not a zebra”. FindZebra is designed to help in those cases when the equine turns out to be a zebra. There are close to 7,000 rare diseases recognized by rare disease organizations. We index over 31,000 documents covering rare and genetic diseases from 10 reputable sources. Given the number of rare diseases and rate of publication, we think FindZebra is a good companion for medical professionals. FindZebra is fast, intuitive, and simple to use, with an interaction modeled on familiar web search engines. They strive to accomodate the busy medical professionals through the optional clustering of search results by medical condition and the availability of a mobile version accessible on phones and tablets. This is a research project to be used only by medical professionals. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

November 12, 2013

Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources
http://www.ScholarSearchEngines.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation titled “Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources” is a 64 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (423KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. [Updated: November 12, 2013]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

©2013 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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PIPE – The Simplest Way To Send Files

November 12, 2013

PIPE – The Simplest Way To Send Files
http://www.pipe.com/

Pipe is an app on Facebook so you don’t need to install any extra software on your computer, and neither do your friends. Just open the Pipe app on Facebook and you have immediate access to all of your friends. The Pipe app creates a direct connection between you and an online friend. Files do not pass through Facebook, as the file is transferred directly from your computer to your friend’s computer, and as fast as your internet can handle. In case your friend isn’t online, you can choose to store the file for a few days in a secure locker for your friend to receive later. A single locker can store up to 100MB and nobody but your friend can access the locker. Files are only seen by you and your friend, nobody else can look at them. Pipe uses an encrypted communication channel (128 bit AES) during a direct transfer to keep your file safe. Sending a file to a locker is also secure, as files are sent through an encrypted HTTPS connection. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Fylr – Sharing Files and Photos Without Boundaries

November 12, 2013

 

 

Fylr – Sharing Files and Photos Without Boundaries
https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/getfylr

Fylr is an app that allows you to send any size files to as many people as you desire. There is no limit on the size file and it is completely free. This is a simple, secure and fast way to share files at no cost. Once you open the app in just a few steps you can select the file and send it to all the friends you want. Fylr protects the file so only the people you select will be able to access the file. It supports all file formats and has no limit. Start sharing now for free. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™.

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ContestGirl – Directory of Quality on-line Sweepstakes and Contests

November 11, 2013

ContestGirl – Directory of Quality on-line Sweepstakes and Contests
http://www.contestgirl.com/

This is the world’s largest directory of quality on-line sweepstakes and contests for the United States and Canada established in 2006. This site covers everything needed to enter single entry, daily sweepstakes, weekly sweepstakes, monthly sweepstakes, odd entry sweeps and blog giveaways both on the United States and Canada. This will be added to Directory Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Subject Tracer™.

 
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The Disease Map

November 11, 2013

 

 

The Disease Map
http://disease-map.net/

The introduced disease maps visualise how human disorders are ‘positioned’ against each other in a population with respect to an individual biological organism. It is well known that many human disorders are risk factors for or consequences of other disorders. While many of such positive associations between disorders are well known and understood, many remain either entirely unnoticed or not properly recognised. Moreover, it is reasonable to assume that certain human disorders can be associated negatively, that is, a person being affected with A, has decreased chances to get affected with B (can be, but not necessary, vice versa). The presented visualisation is a novel tool for validating already known as well as discovering new, never noticed, empirical association patterns between human disorders. While some of such patters can reflect specifics of a healthcare system, many can reveal interesting biological phenomena relevant practically. Each circle on the map represents a single human disorder as classified according to ICD9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification). A circle size reflects (3-year) empirical prevalence of a disease in a given age/gender group, while a colour corresponds to one of 17 specific ICD9-CM categories of diseases (Figure 1). Knowing observed strengths of associations between each pair of disorders, we define expected distances between each circle – the stronger the association the shorter the distance. Further, each circle is positioned according to multiple connections to others such that to minimise the cumulative deviation in expected distances. Thus, a position of each circle is determined by multiple connections to other circles. As a result, the entire system takes a certain shape determined by strengths of pairwise associations. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information blog.

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TOR2Web – Onion.to Tor Hidden Services Gateway

November 11, 2013

TOR2Web – Onion.to Tor Hidden Services Gateway
https://www.onion.to/

This gateway to Tor hidden services provides convenient access to Tor hidden services. It is a pure proxy that forwards requests to the respective hidden service. We do not store any data and are not liable for the content. No anonymity! Onion.to as a gateway cannot offer any anonymity for the visitor. For example, both onion.to and the hidden service itself can see the visitor’s IP address, and use browser fingerprinting to track users across different sessions. In all cases, it is better to download the Tor Browser Bundle and access the hidden service using Tor (don’t forget to remove the .to from the URL!). This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™.

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