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An IS Researcher Web Resource List

Sue Nugus of Academic Conferences recently sent out a request to the ISWORLD mailing list for websites useful to academic research. Here’s the list of websites she reported receiving.

WIKIS
http://www.wikispaces.com/
http://wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WhatIsWiki
http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english

BLOGS
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/mar/09/blogs
http://www.royby.com/research/weblog.php
http://researchblogging.org/post-list/list/date/all
http://community.research.microsoft.com/blogs/
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/

VIDEO BLOGGING (VLOGGING)
http://www.vlogblog.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/pijan44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_blogging

REFERENCING TOOLS
http://www.zotero.org/
http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/lp/which_biblio_new.html?DCMP=KNC-AD-UK-bibsoft&c1=GAW_SE_NW&source=UK_BIB&kw=bibliography_software&cr5=3968756454&gclid=CIKkrr_Pkp4CFeZr4wod2QNVrA

http://www.endnote.com/
http://www.biblioscape.com/biblioexpress.htm

A TOOL FOR CITINGS ANALYSIS
http://www.harzing.com/
http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/essays/V1p527y1962-73.pdf
http://www.slideshare.net/Wowter/citation-analysis-for-research-evaluation
http://epress.lib.uh.edu/pr/v7/n5/hart7n5.html
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/Research/ref/

BIBLIOMETRICS
http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/REF.pdf

WEBPAGE SAVING
http://www.keepoint.com/prodinfo_personal.asp

SOCIAL COMMUNICATING
http://twitter.com/
http://stocktwits.com/

BOOKMARKING
http://www.addthis.com/
http://www.openjason.com/2008/07/01/50-bookmarking-tools/
http://delicious.com/

HARVARD REFERENCING AND ACADEMIC WRITING
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/library/pdf/harvard_referencing.pdf
http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice

PROOFREADING AND EDITING
http://www.editavenue.com/main.asp?adstats=32066
http://www.journalexperts.com/?gclid=CKSFru_Hkp4CFZoU4wodQ0Zupg
http://www.editavenue.com/main.asp?adstats=30856
http://www.train4publishing.co.uk/distance/basproof/?gclid=CN69tfXIkp4CFU0A4wodgBSCpA

STATISTICS TRAINING AND USAGE
http://www.statistics.com/
http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html
http://www.rapidlearningcenter.com/mathematics/introductory-statistics/introductory-statistics.html

ACADEMIC DATABASES AND SEARCH ENGINES
http://scholar.google.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines
http://www.getcited.org/
http://www.scirus.com/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/

LITERATURE REVIEW
http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/literature-review

http://www.ais.up.ac.za/med/tnm800/tnmwritingliteraturereviewlie.htm

METHODOLOGY
http://www.methodspace.com/
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/methodologyInstitute/Home.aspx
http://www.qual.auckland.ac.nz/
http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/

OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING
http://www.scribus.net/
http://www.osalt.com/publisher

ACADEMIC EVENT LISTINGS
http://eventseer.net/
http://www.academic-conferences.org/

DICTIONARY, THESAURUS AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
http://dictionary.reference.com/
http://thesaurus.reference.com/
http://www.reference.com/
http://www.freetranslation.com/

TELEPHONE AND DATA FILE TRANSFER
http://www.voipdiscount.com/en/index.html
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/

VIDEO CONFERENCING
http://www.megameeting.com/

QUESTIONNAIRE
http://www.surveymonkey.com/

http://www.2ask.net/orbiz/DigiTrade/dbeb1d6e919f9c04f2e8b9a3dc6ca0f2/Home–58n.html

http://www.statpac.com/research-papers/questionnaires.htm

USEFUL VIDEOS
http://videolectures.net/ice08_ktenas_laerc/

http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=4&EventId=644

http://academicearth.org/

http://www.ted.com/

http://www.ssrn.com/

http://shc.stanford.edu/intellectual-life/video-podcasts/detail/black-death-personal-history

http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Multimedia-Center/All-Videos/Theodore-H.-White-Lecture-on-Press-and-Politics-by-Taylor-Branch
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/newsAndEvents/videoArchive.htm

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES
http://www.academic-conferences.org/

VIVA
http://www.shef.ac.uk/physics/teaching/phy456/viva.pdf
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/postgraduate/how-to-shine-at-your-viva-728656.html
http://www.stars.rdg.ac.uk/viva.html

THEORY EXPLAINATION
http://www.tcw.utwente.nl/theorieenoverzicht/Theory%20clusters/
http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/theories.htm

COMPLETED DISSERTAIONS AND THESES
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/PhDProgramme/ISthesesOnline.htm

http://academic-conferences.org/dissertations.htm

Innovating with Social Media: Facebook, Flash, Blogs and Wikipedia.

This semester I’m teaching one course, a new course I’m developing jointly with Dr. Susan Jacobson of the Temple University Journalism Department. We are co-offering and co-teaching the course. (It’s an interesting institutional arrangement–she’s teaching JOU3810 and I’m teaching MIS3580 in the same room at the same time while trying to make it all look like one single class experience for our students.)

Here’s the course description:

We will review concepts and principles related to new business models supported by innovative use of Web 2.0 and social media. Through a combination of readings, discussion, presentations, and hands-on projects we will examine (i) the use of key media technologies (including, but not limited to: WordPress weblogs, Flash multimedia, Twitter, and Google web analytics), (ii) the business models underlying successful innovative new media business models such as Wikipedia, Craigslist, YouTube, and Facebook, and (iii) the role of centralized, decentralized, and crowd-sourced information resources in online media innovation.

This semester I’ll be creating a lot of blog content for the course–and our 30 students will be creating even more. The course blog is at Media Innovation Workshop.

Social Media Innovation

Bittersweets

Another academic semester is winding down. As always seems to be the case, it is a bittersweet experience for me.

I taught two sections of a Business Systems Analysis course this semester–it was engaging and rewarding. The two sections had unique personalities, and I enjoyed both in different ways. Mainly, though, I’m going to miss interacting with these students. After getting to know sixty-plus students over the last three months, I’ll only see a handful or so again in future courses.

On the other hand, I’m also eager to dive into some research projects with renewed vigor. I find there are some parts of research I have a hard time pushing forward quickly without multiple days of uninterrupted thinking time. With a few pauses to enjoy family holiday celebrations, winter break provides exactly that.





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