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By Steven Ovadia

The cloud could be a robust software for accomplishing and coping with study. The Librarian's advisor to educational examine within the Cloud is a realistic consultant to utilizing cloud companies from a librarian's standpoint. in addition to discussing easy methods to use a number of cloud-based companies, the name considers a few of the privateness and information portability matters linked to web-based prone. This ebook is helping readers utilize cloud computing, together with the best way to fold cellular units into the cloud-based study administration equation. The ebook is split into numerous chapters, each one contemplating a key element of educational study within the cloud, together with: defining the cloud; shooting info; shooting and coping with scholarly details; storing records; staying equipped, speaking; and sharing. The e-book ends via contemplating the way forward for the cloud, interpreting what readers can count on from cloud prone within the following few years, and the way study should be replaced as a result.

  • Covers quite a lot of prone, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and exhibiting readers the right way to use them extra effectively
  • Offers a study point of view for readers who do not know how you can attach cloud prone with educational research
  • Contextualises cloud-based companies, explaining not only what they do and the way they paintings, yet how they could top be used

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4 CiteULike Like RefWorks and Mendeley, there is a browser-based bookmark that allows users to import content they encounter. They can also export citations in a format such as BibTeX or the commonly used RIS citation format and then import the ciations into CiteULike. Despite the lack of a client, users can still accomplish most of what they can using any of the other tools discussed. They can attach files to their records, associating PDFs with article citations, and they can organize their files using tags.

They can then sign into any Chrome browser and have access to their bookmarks, providing a seamless experience between browsers. The Chrome sign-in credential also syncs browser history, installed extensions, and browser preferences. The sign-in option is under the Chrome customization button (next to the address bar). Firefox has a similar feature called Firefox sync. It requires the creation of a special Firefox sync account, but once an account is created, like the Chrome sign-in, users can have bookmarks and browser history synced across computers.

Users can create public and private groups for sharing citations. They can create 46 Capturing and managing scholarly information watch lists of what other users are adding to CiteULike, compiling a social bibliography. In fact, the CiteULike interface will look familiar to users of the Delicious bookmarking service (see Chapter 2), which is also designed to let users capture information while allowing other users to see what is being captured. CiteULike accomplishes the same thing, but with academic content.

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