The tech sessions feature tools for conducting, organizing and managing research such as academic search tools, citation management, collaborative and individual cloud based writing notebooks, and writing software. Zotero is a reference manager that automatically saves key citation information, such as author and journal title, to a personal library and generates bibliographies. Evernote and OneNote are online notebooks which can be shared or simply used as a space to write and organize notes. Scrivener is a fee-based writing software famous among writers of all sorts for its innovative interface, which can organize a manuscript by chapters as well as create and compare several draft edits of one work. Primo is Washington University Libraries' new search tool and provides one-stop access to the Libraries’ collections.
All featured technologies are free except for Scrivener, which is $40 USD. Additionally, some of the technologies have extra features for a fee. During the conference, participants will be able to try these technologies for free.
Participants will be able to attend tech session only during the mini-conference.
You've already set up a personal Zotero library and want to know how to get more out of this citation/reference manager? In this session we delve into the Zotero forums and also introduce you to some associated apps.
Evernote is an online notebook featuring a webclipper browser extension allowing you to capture everything you see online, from an entire web page view or just clipping an image. Evernote can also search scanned images which have words into searchable texts. Evernote can be configured as a Journal Current Awareness System.
Microsoft’s OneNote online notebook has very similar capabilities like Evernote but does include some subscription service only features.