Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'research'

EdX: The First Year Working Papers Released

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have sifted through data from 17 edX courses to produce a series of working papers on the first year of open online courses. The papers cover courses from Fall 2012 to Summer 2013. A post...

Clean Up Messy Data with Google Refine

It is often difficult to analyze data across multiple sources. Data points like "personal income" might be called "income, personal" or "personal inc." or "pers incm" or any number of other, similar names across datasets. Google Refine helps normalize datasets...

Zotero 3.0 Released, Featuring Zotero Standalone

Zotero is a free tool that helps users collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. Zotero was first released in April 2009 as a FireFox browser extension and later developed into an extension for other browsers. The Zotero team recently...

Get More Out of Google Searches

HackCollege has published an helpful infographic that provides some useful "Googling" guidelines for students and researchers alike. The infographic is embedded below. (While many of the examples use Mac keyboard shortcuts, they are applicable to Windows users as well.) Here's...

Library Databases Search Widgets - Bringing Search to Your Students

A few weeks ago we wrote a short article about how to embed widgets into your course web site. A particularly useful category of embeddable widgets is "library database search tools". Example: Pre-Defined, Single Service Search Many of Columbia's database...

RefAware: Personal Research Assistant

RefAware is a convenient service from RefWorks, the bibliographic citation management software company, that keeps you notified of newly released journal articles in your subject area of interest. RefAware canvases the Internet 24/7 for new content from over 8,000...

Meta-Lib Offers Custom Multi-Database Searches

The Columbia Libraries' research and subject guides generally list a number of pertinent databases. Searching across these disparate databases (a federated search) is now possible using a tool called MetaLib. When MetaLib receives a search request, it will provide a...

Zotero 1.5 Beta and Web Application Released

"Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work--in the web browser itself." The Zotero 1.5 Beta Firefox extension offers a number...

Wilson Adds Audio to Full-Text Articles

WilsonWeb, a comprehensive search tool to which Columbia subscribes, recently added a "listen" button next to its full-text HTML articles. The automatic reader sounds surprisingly natural. Because the audio can be downloaded, this is a great resource for on-the-go researchers...

CUL Adds LibX Firefox Plugin

The Columbia University Libraries have released a customized version of the popular LibX plugin for Firefox browsers. The LibX plugin can be customized to perform searches on the local library catalog. Once installed, LibX enables direct Columbia catalog (CLIO) searches...

Harvard Studies Tech's Impact on Students

The Harvard University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures compiled a survey of what technologies students find most helpful. Their abstract: "Project Mission: As digital technologies become a more important part of students' lives both inside and outside the classroom,...

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