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Colwiz : iPad App & Software - Accelerating Research
https://www.colwiz.com/
Colwiz : iPad App & Software - Accelerating Research
colwiz Tasks helps users increase their productivity by allowing them to prioritise their assignments. Groups involved in collaborative research can track the progress of individuals within a given project. Users can create and delegate tasks and assign followers to keep track of them.
Priorities and due dates can be set to ensure that deadlines are met. Additionally, notes, files and subtasks can be added to each task.
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Free citation generator Writinghouse
http://writinghouse.org/
Welcome to Writinghouse!
The fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in the MLA, APA,or Chicago referencing styles! It's easy, fast and it's free!
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Research Ready
http://www.researchready.com/
Research Ready
Give Your K-12 Students a Foundation in Research and Critical Thinking
Educators and librarians are pulled in many directions and may not have the time to teach research skills in the classroom. ResearchReady provides a ready-made curriculum and assessment, freeing up educators to nurture critical thinking and research skills with their students.
This is not a free service but a free trial is available.
ResearchReady provides two levels of thorough curricula for middle and high school students, covering all stages of the research process - including developing a research topic and strategy, source selection and evaluation and developing a research question.
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Research Tools
http://bit.ly/15kB4Cp
Research Tools
Tools, tutorials, and all sorts of resources to help you successfully navigate the research process
Thesis Creators
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The Minds Treasure Chest
https://vimeo.com/49868003
The Minds Treasure Chest
Released in 1991, THE MIND'S TREASURE CHEST is a feature length educational comedy that teaches students to think for themselves.
This film is a marriage between a Hollywood movie and an educational video. It's about libraries, research, and information. It's about history and hypothesizing. It's about thinking for yourself.
Distributed in five countries, it won a multitude of awards, including Best Film for Grades 7 - 12 at the National Educational Film and Video Festival.
For Kennedy buffs, the film features a number of sequences that dramatize the history of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Minds Treasure Chest from Jellyvision on Vimeo.

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The Student’s Online Research Cheat Sheet
http://edudemic.com/2013/02/online-research-cheat-sheet/
The Student’s Online Research Cheat Sheet [Infographics]
When students are tasked with doing some online research, you can bet the vast majority turn to their old friend Google. It’s reliable, surfaces a variety of sources (like Wikipedia!) and will give you the most relevant answer in the shortest amount of time. Great, right? Well, not really. There’s a lot more to online research than Google.
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60 second guide to effective research [infographics]
http://bit.ly/Xuudm2
What a happy accident, just a couple of days since I published the popular post : 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines , now there is this beautiful flowchart about some important search engines to use besides Google. You can share this cheat sheet with your students and show them how important it is to not ALWAYS rely on Google as sole search engine.
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Figshare
http://figshare.com
Figshare
Figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner.
All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.
By opening up the peer review process, researchers can easily publish null results, avoiding the file drawer effect and helping to make ANY research more efficient. figshare uses creative commons licensing to allow frictionless sharing of research data whilst allowing users to maintain their ownership.
Figshare gives users unlimited public space and 1GB of private storage space for free.
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Citethisforme
http://www.citethisforme.com/
Citethisforme
Automatically build your bibliography or reference list using the MLA, APA, Turabian, or Harvard referencing styles - instant and free!
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How to do Research
http://www.kyvl.org/html/tutorial/research/
How to do Research
When you need information, where do you go? Your choice of an information source will influence the kind of information you retrieve. Consider the specific attributes of information sources before you make your choice!
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Sidevibe
https://www.sidevibe.com/
Sidevibe
A simple way to place useful, formative classroom lessons over any Web page.
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The Fraud Who Fooled (Almost) Everyone
http://bit.ly/usCR1Z
The Fraud Who Fooled (Almost) Everyone
It’s now known that Diederik Stapel, the Dutch social psychologist who was suspended by Tilburg University in September, faked dozens of studies and managed not to get caught for years despite his outrageous fabrications. But how, exactly, did he do it?
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Virtual Training Suite
http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/
Welcome to the Virtual Training Suite - a set of free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills for your university course.
All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK.
These interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take around an hour to complete. Simply work through the material in your own time at your own pace.
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Research Process Rubrics
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.cfm
Research Process Rubrics
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Free (Research) Tools and Resources from Intel
http://www.intel.com/education/teachers/
Free (Research) Tools and Resources from Intel
Intel offers free, easily integrated tools and teaching resources to support collaborative student-centered learning.
Our online thinking tools provide active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find teaching resources such as exemplary lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects.
Developed by educators, these free tools and resources support 21st century learning, with project-based approaches in the classroom.
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What research skills should college freshmen have?
http://bit.ly/9pIr3h
What research skills should college freshmen have?
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Using sources (pdf file)
http://bit.ly/buoXjJ
Using sources ... A guide for students: Find it - Check it - Credit it
This guide was commissioned by Ofqual, the (UK) regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
It was written by PlagiarismAdvice.org – a national body, founded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which provides advice, guidance and training on measures to ensure authentic work from students to universities, colleges and schools in the UK and Europe.
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TIP: Tutorial for Info Power
http://tip.uwyo.edu/
In just 45 minutes, TIP will teach you how to think strategically about information and the processes of:
-Investigating a topic
-Searching for information
-Locating the information in the library
-Evaluating the quality of information
-Utilizing the information in papers, speeches, or projects
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Secondary ICT - Web Literacy
http://www.teachers.tv/video/5425
Secondary ICT - Web Literacy
This programme reveals the critical importance for teachers to provide guidance to their pupils when using the internet for research. A group of Year 9 pupils at Wortley High School in Leeds are asked to look at three websites. The subject matters are Martin Luther King, the holocaust and Victorian robots.
None of the websites are what they seem. The first two are fronts for racists and holocaust deniers. The last is a good-natured spoof.
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Citation Builder
http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/citationbuilder/
Citation Builder
One of the best ways to avoid plagiarism is to carefully cite the information sources you use, whether they come from the Web or from print materials. The Citation Builder illustrates how to cite some common resources in the APA, MLA, CBE/CSE, and Chicago citation styles.
Some sources you use may not fit neatly into these formats. You should always verify the citation you create with the Citation Builder with a style manual before submitting your final work to an instructor.
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Research Project Calculator
http://rpc.elm4you.org/
Research Project Calculator
The Research Project Calculator offers students a simple and comprehensive five-step model for navigating the research process. The skills involved in this process will prepare students not only to conduct academic research, but to make life decisions—whether defending a thesis related to the causes of civil war or selecting a new car.
The Research Project Calculator is a project funded jointly by Minitex and MnLINK to develop Cool Tools for Minnesota secondary school students and their teachers. It is based on the original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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ImageStamper
http://s1.imagestamper.com/
ImageStamper is a free tool for keeping dated, independently verified copies of license conditions associated with creative commons images.
You can use it to safeguard your use of free images from license changes, or to prove you are the original image creator.
Simply paste the URL of the page that contains the image you intend to use. ImageStamper will produce a timestamp of the image's license and will store this timestamp permanently in your account.
The timestamp proves you obtained the image under that license and you can show it to others using a unique permalink.
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Internet Research Lesson Plan
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art18071.asp
Internet Research Lesson Plan
A lesson plan that teaches students about the problems with Internet research.
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10 Steps Toward Better Research
http://tinyurl.com/3beebh
Advice for Students: 10 Steps Toward Better Research
To help students get up to speed on basic research skills, here’s 10 tips to help you find, organize, and use the information you need to put together a decent research paper.
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Finding information in education
http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2508
Finding information in education
Free Open University course and materials (9 hours)
This unit will help you to identify and use information in education, whether for your work, study or personal purposes.
Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about...
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Google Notebook
http://www.google.com/notebook
Google Notebook
Clip and collect information as you browse the web.
Clip useful information ... You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.
Organize your notes ... You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.
Get access from anywhere ... You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.
Publish your notebook ... You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public."
All from a small window that pops up from a button at the bottom of your browser.
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Zotero (web 2.0)
http://www.zotero.org/
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize resources (whether bibliography or the full text of articles), and then lets you to annotate, organize, and share the results of your research.
It includes the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)?he ability to store full reference information in author, title, and publication fields and to export that as formatted references?nd the best parts of modern software such as del.icio.us or iTunes, like the ability to sort, tag, and search in advanced ways. Using its unique ability to sense when you are viewing a book, article, or other resource on the web, Zotero will?n many major research sites?ind and automatically save the full reference information for you in the correct fields.
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The Internet Detective
http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/
The Internet Detective
Welcome to Internet Detective - a free online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your university and college work.
The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.
It? designed to help students in higher and further education who want to use the Internet to help with research for coursework and assignments.
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Information Literacy: Search Strategies
http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html
Information Literacy: Search Strategies
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
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The Childrens Research Centre
http://childrens-research-centre.open.ac.uk/
The Childrens Research Centre
The CRC is all about children by children. Our primary objective is to empower children and young people as active researchers. The CRC recognises that children are experts on their own lives.
We offer diverse groups of children and young people a taught programme on all aspects of the research process followed by one-to-one support to design and carry out a research project. We also help them to disseminate their research findings, support a variety of outreach programmes. It links to numerous schools and community organisations and exists to contribute to the body of knowledge on childhood and children's views.
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Thinking Tools from Intel
http://www.intel.com/education/tools/index.htm
Thinking Tools from Intel
Increase student learning with these interactive, online tools designed to promote higher-order thinking in any subject. Each tool features an online workspace where students create and save visual representations of their thinking. Classroom strategies and teacher-tested project ideas suitable for K-12 classrooms will help you get started.
Visual Ranking Tool
Students show their reasoning and discuss differences in their conclusions as they use the Visual Ranking Tool to prioritize and compare items in lists.
Seeing Reason Tool
Seeing Reason Tool prompts students to investigate cause-and-effect relationships in complex systems. Students use an interactive causal mapping tool to create maps that communicate their understanding.
Showing Evidence Tool
Students use the Showing Evidence Tool to construct a well-reasoned argument and defend it with credible evidence. The interactive workspace prompts students to assess sources and analyze evidence.
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The Building Blocks of Research
http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/2engage/infolit2.html
Information Literacy: The Building Blocks of Research
engaging | defining | initiating | locating | examining | recording | communicating | evaluating |
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Research 101
http://www.lib.washington.edu/uwill/research101/
Research 101 is an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.
Research 101 is intended to help improve how you research, so you can tackle information problems anywhere. Research 101 is NOT a UW-specific help page with links for finding information; and it is NOT intended to replace meetings with your instructor or librarians.
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Educational CyberPlayground
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Internet/search.html
Educational CyberPlayground | Research Sites for teachers | Research Sites for Students |
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A Research Guide for Students
http://www.aresearchguide.com/
A Research Guide for Students
The goal of this Web site is to provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings. Site provides a Quick Click to Search Engines, annotated Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, CGOS, CBE, Harvard), and Worlds of Knowledge housing some of the best education Web sites in a Virtual Library arranged by the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
The site also provides guidelines on: How to write an A+ research paper, How to effectively deliver a presentation, How to format a research or term paper, How to quote passages, How not to plagiarize, How to write Footnotes and Endnotes with examples on writing First Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA style plus a Footnotes Sample Page and an Endnotes Sample Page.
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Research Skills : Skills for Today's Workforce
http://www.khake.com/page3.html
Research Skills : Skills for Today's Workforce
Hone Your Research Skills | Teaching Library Research Skills | Research Skills | Research Skills A to Z | Research Skills Tutorial |
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