As a seasoned online student, I have to give props to EBSCOhost. Of all the online databases used in this course, EBSCOhost has improved the most over the years. Options for storing notes, export citations to Bibliographic Manager, and offering different formats for citations.
The options to export citations to the Bibliographic Manager are:
Save citations to a file formatted for:
Direct Export to EndNote, ProCite, or Reference Manager
Direct Export to EndNote Web
Generic bibliographic management software
Citations in BibTeX format
Citations in MARC21 format
Direct Export to RefWorks
The formatting options for citations by EBSCOhost are:
AMA - Reference List
APA - References
Chicago/Turabian - Author/Date - Reference List
Chicago/Turabian - Humanities - Bibliography
MLA - Works Cited
Vancouver/ICMJE Style - References
Now for the Twitter connections to the different online databases and the public websites associated with the source:
@EBSCOPublishing - Service provider of e-journal, e-book and e-journal package, print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text, secondary databases, and services for all types of libraries and research organizations.
@ProQuest - Creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning.
@RefWorks - Creates tools for faculty, researchers, students, and librarians that enhance and enrich the process of discovery and research.
@safaribooks - Safari Books Online - Depending on your school or employer your access may vary. Free trials are available.
@SAGEeducation - A leading international publisher of books and resources for education professionals.
*The list is alphabetical, not based on any rating system, personal preference or priority.
This post is meant to share information that I wish was available when I started the Research Strategies course. I do not suggest that the Twitter connections replace your online library resources, but provide a supplementary means to keep informed of scheduled updates/outages, knowing whether a particular resource is available with a mobile app, connecting to a source on Twitter (or other social networks), being able to search FAQs or connect with someone who can provide real time information about your school's connection with a particular online database or service and to improve your awareness of the tools available today.
If you have additional resources to share or recommendations, please leave a comment, shared knowledge empowers us all.