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Staying Current with Research

DiRT (Digital Research Tools) has a new home! Please visit Bamboo DiRT to explore this excellent collection of research tools.

Definition: 

Rather than having to seek out information, subscribe to sources that automatically deliver information to you.

 

Tools:

  • Bibliogo:manage journal alerts, create & share bibliographies, follow feeds, tag citations, order articles, and more (Free with option for more feature-rich paid vision, web-based)
  • EventSeer: service that networks academics--allows users to build personal profiles and post their own events, notifies users of upcoming events that are significant to their interests (Free, web-based)
  • Google Alerts: users can get email alerts when news, blog entries, web pages, and/or videos appear matching search terms they have specified. (Free, web-based)
  • Google Reader: Google service that gathers user's favorite websites and stores them in one collection (Free, web-based) [Review]
  • IssueLab: "a free online archive and disseminator of nonprofit and university centers' research... Users can sign up for a LabRat account (again, free) that will allow them to comment, tag, and keep a personal library. They can also subscribe to issue-specific or a general RSS feed to see what's being posted in their area of interest." (Free, web-based
  • Journal alerting services

 

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