27 October 2006

Top 10 Research Tools, from CNET

Check out CNET's top 10 list--note that number one is not digital. Interesting....

1. Encyclopedia Britannica 2007, digital version US$49 plus online access
2. Wikipedia, for when you don’t find anything in EB (http://en.wikipedia.org/)
3. FeedDemon 2, RSS reader, US$29, customizable, (http://www.newsgator.com/NGOLProduct.aspx?ProdID=FeedDemon)
4. Diigo beta, free bookmarking service that lets you highlight text and comment on Web pages, works with Del.icio.us (http://www.diigo.com, http://del.icio.us)
5. Google Scholar beta, find abstracts and some full text journal articles, points to libraries that have the hardcopy. (http://scholar.google.com/)
6. Google Book Search, read the entire text of books in the public domain. (http://books.google.com)
7. Yahoo Answers, ask experts for research help, but you might hit an amateur, so be on guard. (http://answers.yahoo.com)
8. Windows Live Local, for its innovations and ability to mark locations with pushpins. (http://local.live.com)
9. Google Earth 4, you can add your own landmarks. (http://earth.google.com)
10. Google Home, organizes your newsfeeds, site bookmarks, maps, stock quotes, e-books, podcasts, calculators, and much more into a sign-in screen accessible wherever you go. (http://www.google.com/ig)
11. Google Search, the No. 1 search engine, which gets more powerful the more people use it. (http://www.google.com)

URL for the article: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-9239_7-6654999-1.html

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