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  • Digital Public Library of America

    Digital Public Library of America

    “The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government…

  • Libby, by OverDrive – an app for library ebooks and audiobooks

    Libby, by OverDrive – an app for library ebooks and audiobooks

    Download thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from your local library. You can borrow items, instantly, for free, using a mobile device. The app works together with Overdrive. Since a Library card is needed to check out items, the use of this app may be slightly limited.   Libby   Keywords: Lifelong Learning

  • Geocaching – The Largest Treasure Hunt Game

    Geocaching – The Largest Treasure Hunt Game

    Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and sometimes a pen or pencil. The geocacher signs…

  • Blinkist

    Blinkist

    Blinkist is an app that takes a non-fiction book, summarizes it and reads it back to you (in audio or text) within 15 minutes. This app is great for people who love to learn new things but don’t have the time to read an entire book. Note: a free trial is available. Otherwise, the app…

  • Flipboard

    Flipboard

    Flipboard is is your personal e-magazine, at your desk, in your back pocket or on your wrist. Filled with stories, photos, and videos on any interest, it’s a single place to keep up with your world. And now, the top ten stories can be sent right to your Apple Watch.   Flipboard     Keywords:…

  • Shadow Health

    Shadow Health

    Shadow Health is a fee-based virtual clinical patient simulation experience. It is a robust experience which simulates virtual patient examination for courses across the Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum.   Shadow Health   Video demonstration Keywords: 3D, Simulations, Virtual Labs  

  • ShareLaTeX

    ShareLaTeX

    ShareLaTeX is an online LaTeX editor which allows for real-time collaboration and online compiling of projects to PDF format. Unlike the similar service writeLaTeX, ShareLaTeX requires registration and all projects are inherently private.   ShareLaTeX   Beginner’s Tutorial for ShareLaTeX   Keywords: Collaboration, Publishing, Websites

  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    This electronic book helps readers learn how to fact-check claims made on the Internet on a variety of topics. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers   The author, Michael Caulfield, also has a companion blog: Four moves   Keywords: Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Media, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Access, Searching

  • The 10 Best Fact Checking Sites

    The 10 Best Fact Checking Sites

    This list of the top 10 sites helps students, or anyone, determine the bias and accuracy of information, which is published by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This site introduces you to 10 fact-checking sites.   Top 10 sites to help students check their facts   Keywords: Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning

  • ALA Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

    ALA Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

    The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education which has been published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The Framework is organized into six frames, each consisting of a concept central to information literacy, a set of knowledge practices, and a set of dispositions. The six concepts that anchor the frames are presented alphabetically: Authority…

  • How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

    How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

    This article, published by Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey in the journal “The Publication,” talks about what it means to be a metaliterate person in today’s society that is filled with fake news. It also provides strategies to become a critical consumer of information.   How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital…

  • Public Records and Factual Research (Harvard Law School Library)

    Public Records and Factual Research (Harvard Law School Library)

    This website maintained by the Harvard Law School Library has numerous resources to find public records consisting of business, property, and personal records. Many of the resources are freely available and some provide more in-depth information for a fee.   Public Records and Factual Research (Harvard Law School Library)   Keywords: Digital Footprint/Identity

  • What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

    What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

    This video, produced by KarmaTube, discusses the hazards of surfing from page to page on the Internet without taking time to deeply consider what we are interacting with. It brings this point to our attention so that we instead take time to try to focus and contemplate on the information that we do come across.…

  • Doodle

    Doodle

    Doodle is an online scheduling tool that can be used quickly and easily to find a date and time to meet with multiple people. First you suggest dates and times for your event participants to choose from, then Doodle creates a polling calendar that can be sent to participants for feedback. As each participant selects…

  • EndNote Basic

    EndNote Basic

    The full desktop version of EndNote is the number one citation management product used by academics and it offers a comprehensive approach to citation management. Many institutions have site licenses available for faculty and students. If your institution does not provide access to the full featured version, you can use the free version online, EndNote…

  • Zotero

    Zotero

    Zotero is citation management software that is available as a stand-alone desktop application and also as a browser add-on. Since most searches are performed with a browser Zotero provides a seamless way to manage your citations. Zotero is well suited to organize scholarly literature such as books and articles. You can also add PDFs, images,…

  • Diigo

    Diigo

    Diigo is the tagging and social bookmarking site. Registered Diigo users can bookmark, tag and highlight webpages with the key feature of adding annotations. For collaborative projects, you can share those annotations with a group or create a share link to send to outside users. The social tagging feature has created a collection of quality content…

  • Google Books

    Google Books

    Google Books (previously known as Google Book Search and Google Print and by its codename Project Ocean is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. Books are provided either by…

  • Google Earth

    Google Earth

    Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles. Users can explore the globe…

  • Google Arts & Culture

    Google Arts & Culture

    Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, in cooperation with 17 international museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New…

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