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CiteULikeLogo.gif- Search the citations other scholars are bookmarking (from SpringerLink)

CutePDFLogo.jpg- Create PDFs for free (download the program, the select print, change the printer to CutePDF, and voila!)

DeliciousLogo.jpg- Save your bookmarks (a.k.a. "favorites") online & then access them from any computer

DiigoLogo.jpg- Same as Delicious, but on steroids (allows highlighting and archiving of webpages, social interaction, etc.)

FoxitLogo.gif- "Write" on the PDFs you save. Great for reading and annotating research articles.

GoogleAlertsLogo.gif- Make information come to you. Set up the alert and it searches the web and delivers updates to you

GoogleDocsLogo.gif- Collaborate with colleagues to write conference proposals and prepare PowerPoint presentations


Google Language Tools


GoogleScholarLogo.gif- Search for only scholarly articles

SkypeLogo.png- Hold videoconferences with colleagues from around the world for free

WikispacesLogo.pngWikispaces - Use a wiki to remove writer's block--allows you to make continual changes to your text, to move things around, and to keep a constant outline of the various sections of your writing in view via the navigation bar. If you cut a section, but think you might want to use it later? No problem--just make a "parts pile" page, paste the deleted section in, and find it later. Also removes the "Word crashed and I lost everything" phenomenon. Everything you type is captured in the history (as long as you save frequently), and you can always revert to a previous version of the paper if you change your mind midstream. GREAT for collaborative authoring as well.


ZoteroLogo.jpg- Maintain an annotated, sharable research library with searchable, printable notes and reports