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.


A list of note taking tools

July 30, 2009

I recommedn to look at the blog where you find a number of taking tools. A few of them:

  • WebNotes,
  • Quotepad,
  • MindRider,
  • Evernote,
  • Zoho,
  • CintaNotes and other.

I shall try to test some of them, e.g. QuotePad and MindRider. It would be nice if somebody will test as well and write about testing results as I live in the village with slow internet and only a few days a month I come back to the town with normal internete speed..

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

June 12, 2009

I have read very interesting list of Knowledge visualization tools. Read both  the post and comments. They can be used when you carry on research.

An excerpt from the blog

Most traditional personal knowledge management (PKM) or personal information management (PIM) applications offer the same basic set of features:

* Storage of notes and documents
* Search functionality and keyword/tagging capability
* Outline view in a traditional hierarchy, or user-defined views
* Task management, calendar, and contact management (mainly PIM, not KM)

These are essential features, however don’t offer too much to the more visually-inclined knowledge junkies. For visual learners and information visualization fans, having a graphical representation of knowledge and seeing how things relate is a must have feature.  Luckily, in the past few years there has been a rise in the number of knowledge management applications that offer this capability.  The following is a list of interesting /unique / effective tools for knowledge management and information visualization (not listed in any particular order):

2009 Webware 100 – Vote Now!

April 8, 2009

Look at list of tools where you are invited to select the 10 best ones in each category.

An excerpt
There are 10 categories you can vote in you are encouraged to vote in each. The top 100 Web 2.0 apps are selected by Webware readers and by the users of the products we cover. Vote for your favorite products to give them a chance to win Webware 100 awards. There are 10 categories you can vote in you are encouraged to vote in each. Note: There will be a special 11th category where Webware editors select the best products in unique categories, such as Rookie of the Year. These will be announced, with the rest of the winners, on April 19.”

There are 10 categories but lack of Web research (web clipping) category. The most interesting categories can be Search, Productivity and Browsing categoriesy.

In any case it is usefull to study the lists of each category.

Rafe’s welcome to Webware 100

10 Tools for Web Research

March 9, 2009

Today I have received an info about
10 Tools for Web research from two sources:

List of tools consists of:
1. DataOPedia
Portfolio.com Company Lookup
4. TradeVibes
5. SimpleSpark
10. Pingdom

More detail information about these tools you will find


I plan to try all these (only free) tools during a month.

List of lists useful tools for students

February 22, 2009

Today I’ve got an info “The Best Free Online Tools & Software For Grad Students

The first three lists:


100 Powerful Web Tools to Organize Your Thoughts and Ideas

February 4, 2009

You can find lists of different tools categories:

  • note taking and documents
  • bookmarking
  • Mind mapping
  • Personal Wikis
  • Highlighters and sticky notes
  • To-Do lists
  • Collaboration
  • Calendars
  • Timetrackers
  • General organization and Task managers

You should look at each category as Web research tools  do not have exact categorization rules, e.g. you can find Evernote in note-taking category and Webnotes in highlighters and sticky note category.

But I did not find Web research tool Zotero or Scrapbook in any category.

It would be useful to add the category “Web clipping” as well.

In general it is very useful list of  tools and you should read it carefully.