“PubMed Commons enables authors to share opinions and information about scientific publications in PubMed.” PubMed Commons(Yowza!) Non-authors can read the comments, but can’t comment (thank goodness).
Note: I did not make this video. It’s not a tutorial but a description of how PubMed Commons post-publication peer review works and why it’s important.
“A clip from Bob Pozen the author of “Extreme Productivity” on how to optimize your time, be more efficient and block out the noise of today’s technological world!” How to become more productive at work
“Public debate on important issues is fragmented, scattered all over the web. What if there was a place that structured the arguments and evidence on all sides of any issue, global or local, where you could add your voice in a meaningful way?
“Reasonwell can be a clearinghouse of the best arguments for and against any contentious proposition, and of the flaws in commonly cited arguments; a platform for political groups and commentators to expose their positions and reasoning for greater transparency; an in-depth resource for journalists; a place to encourage critical thinking, and to strengthen a democracy based on issues, ideas and evidence.
Google Research Tool is a simple way to cite internet pages within a Google Docs document. It’s less complicated and complex than Mendeley and Endnote, but still very useful for preliminary research or research on the fly. It’s a cloud based interface, so you can work wherever you are as long as the cloud is working.
A short course on becoming a great internet searcher
Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.
Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. It features:
Six 50-minute classes.
Interactive activities to practice new skills.
Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Power Searching with Google, June 27, 2012
dotEPUB is software in the cloud that allows you to convert any webpage into an e-book.
For content consumers (readers), we have developed a bookmarklet (or favlet) for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera. And, if you are a Google Chrome user, you can install the dotEPUB extension in your browser.
For content producers (editors, authors), we offer a widget. See the tips for webmasters. For more customizable results, developers can use our API. DotePub
A highlighter for the Internet. That’s the best way in which we could define this new web tool. If you’re a student or a person who’s researching just any kind of topic online then you can use this application in to highlight all the content that is worth capturing. You do that as if you were highlighting a book, really. But the difference is that the content is going to be organized as quickly and intuitively as only a web app would make it possible. All you highlight will become accessible from one central location. It will all go into a virtual notebook that you can access whenever you’re writing. You’ll view all the highlights you’ve made, and then use them in your own work. A citation page will be automatically created for you.
And sharing the best notes is something that can be done in a couple of clicks. So, Citelighter lends itself both to students who are doing individual research, and to groups of students that are working together. Citelighter
Evernote is an excellent way to “clip” and bookmark webpages and information on the web quickly, easily and on the go. It’s also the best online note making tool I’ve ever found. Here’s what they say about themselves:
“Our goal at Evernote is to give everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want using whichever device or platform they find most convenient, and then to make all of that information easy to find. And we’ve done just that. From creating text and ink notes, to snapshots of whiteboards and wine labels, to clips of webpages, Evernote users can capture anything from their real and digital lives and find it all anytime.”
Mendeley is a free reference manager and collaboration tool that can help you organize your citations, insert citations and format them in Word documents with one or two mouse clicks, collaborate with others working on the same document, and make the whole citation/bibliography situation faster, neater and easier. And it’s kind of fun, too.
Here are videos of how to use it. One big video (12 minutes) and five shorter videos of each section that make up the big video: