A long list of research tools and resources

August 26, 2009

I periodically check Marcus P.  Zillman long lists of Web research tools and resources. You can find such information and about other topics.

A short extract

“Research Resources (ResearchResources.info) is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for research which are listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2009. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from WhitePapers.us.

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SECTION ONE: Research Tools

SECTION TWO: Research Resources

You will find Evernote, Zotero and other Web research tools. But I did not find Ubernote, Webnotes and other.

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MIcrosoft Live Lab tool Thumbtack

August 19, 2009

I preliminary tested rather simple Microsoft tool Thumbtack using Firefox browser. I suppose that using IE browser would be better.

A short excerpt from the homepage

Thumbtack is an easy way to save links, photos, and anything else you can find on bunch of different Web sites to a single place.  Grab the stuff you want, put it into a Thumbtack collection, then get to it from anywhere you can get online.  Share it with your friends, or just keep it for yourself. It’s way easier than sending a bunch of links in an e-mail, and even easier than setting lots of favorites in your browser.”

The tool is rather simple but I suppose that Evernote or Zotero or Webnotes or Ubernote are better.

I shall test it with a slow internte in the village later. In the village the best tool is Evernote.


Marro.ws: An Elegant and Powerful Social Web Clipping Tool

August 3, 2009

I have started to test a new tool marro.ws. It is pleasant that it works with a slow internet that I use when I am in the village.

Below a short excerpt about marro.ws features

Marro.ws is a web clipping/social bookmarking tool that makes snipping items of text from across the web a breeze. After sign up, which takes just a few seconds thanks to Facebook connect, you can use the sites bookmarklet or Firefox/Internet Explorer extensions to save clippings from across the web and access them via your Marro.ws account in either PDF, DOC, TXT or HTML.

The Turkish startup makes is keen to point out that they are not interested in replacing the likes of Delicious but rather focused on becoming a researchers tool by helping you save the most valuable part of an article or the most important part of a web site. Marro.ws saves the is stored on Marro.ws for future reference.

You can share your finds on Twitter, Facebook, Digg and various social bookmarking tools. You can also email the link off to friends in a matter of seconds, though they’ll need to sign up if they want to leave a comment – something I hope Marro.ws will change.