Friday, April 06, 2012

B - Social awareness tools for science research

McMahon TM, Powell JE, Hopkins M, et al. Social awareness tools for science research. D-Lib Magazine 2012;18(3/4)
(doi: 10.1045/march2012-mcmahon)

Thi article discusses social awareness tools developed specifically for science researchers that facilitate collaboration, help manage article references, and offer options for presenting findings in new ways. The following tools are described: VIVO and Profiles, ScienceSifter, Mendeley, SAT and EXPAT, and SciVee. As scientists know little about such tools, librarians could play an important role to evaluate the many social awareness tools available, to recommend them, and to help researchers use them effectively.

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