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Research Blogging

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Probably the only blogs portal which makes sense for Scientists, mainly because it promotes combination of blogs and peer-reviewed journals

http://researchblogging.org

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March 31, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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A new search engine for retrieving biomedical images

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Despite a very limited content, the concept of this engine is really promising:
http://krauthammerlab.med.yale.edu/imagefinder/Home.html 

Further info on the Yale project:
http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/17/1968

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March 31, 2009 at 8:35 pm

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100 world’s (mostly american indeed) top blogs on Health and Medicine

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Among this list, I would recommend:

– In the pipeline

– ScienceRol

http://www.edrugsearch.com/edsblog/healthcare100/

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March 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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The Information “explosion”

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Scientists now read 25 per cent more articles from almost twice as many journals than they did six years ago“…

It is an ongoing challenge for them to keep up-to-date on research developments in their field, and identify relevant research to support their own studies without spending too much time gathering irrelevant information.  One solution to this is a combination of accurate information sourcing and sharing, resulting in ‘collective intelligence’..

 The full-article, mentioning the social bookmarking service 2collab, from Elsevier:

http://www.researchinformation.info/features/feature.php?feature_id=179

 

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March 31, 2009 at 7:58 pm

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3 Social bookmarking solutions for research Collaboration compared

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A social bookmarking fan compared recently 3 of the great free tools: Zotero, Connotea (Nature) and 2Collab (Elsevier). 

2Collab “is in many ways the best of the three“.
The emphasis on collaboration makes 2collab more than just a place to store, categorize and manage your scholarly bookmarks. It is also easy to discover new research material, share and identify quality information and mine the collective wisdom of experts. You can also form discussions in private groups or openly with the wider scientific community.
You can add references easily by using a bookmarklet in your browser or importing them from your browser, another social bookmarking or bibliographical site (
Scopus).
You can export references in different format. In addition, your library can be shared online with groups of colleagues.

http://www.pandia.com/sew/967-social-bookmarking-for-research-collaboration.html

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March 31, 2009 at 7:43 pm

SI: a definition

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Althought scientific computing oriented, this article gave a good definition of what the concept of SI could be: “let’s coin a new phrase – science intelligence (SI). SI is close to a mirror image of business intelligence (BI). (…)The objective of SI is to conduct “smart” science that efficiently uses information resources to understand specific science domains and progress toward useful applications based on that understanding.”

Richard Hackathorn.  Science Intelligence. Can a Business Intelligence Approach Enable “Smart” Science?. Information Management Magazine, August 1, 2005. Online:
http://www.information-management.com/issues/20050801/1032139-1.html

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March 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Scopus: a smart choice

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Scopus is rated SMART CHOICE by Information World Review NetUser:

USABILITY: 4/5

SITE DESIGN: 4/5

INFORMATON DEPTH: 5/5

Scopus is an immensely useful resource that draws on a vast range of publications. Its search functionality is, for the main part, easy to use and requires no prior knowledge on the part of the user. While the Advanced Search option is a little trickier, it doesn’t take long to get used to, and the level of refinement it offers is worth making the effort. The ability to save searches and to receive updates are excellent time-saving features. All in all, Scopus is an invaluable tool for the serious researcher.

http://www.iwr.co.uk/pronetuser/scientific/scopus-refines-scientific-searching

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March 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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