Listed below are some tools either faculty or students can use to research and share resources within the School, across the country, or around the world.

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Google Scholar allows you to search for journal articles and books from your browser. Set up your user "Scholar Preferences" to include the library at W&M and resources available here will have hyperlinks to the resource at Swem Library (requires you to enter your password).

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Mendeley Desktop -
This free software enables the user to manage up to 1 GB of research literature in a database. Larger databases can be managed for a monthly fee. The software automatically pulls bibliographic metadata from PDF journal article files. Bibliography entries are then dragged and dropped from Mendeley to your word processing software. Software also enables PDF highlighting, use of virtual sticky notes on PDFs, personal notes and personal tags for each item. Searching and sorting can be done using full text, author, keyword, etc. Sync your research library on the web. This is a great tool!

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Diigo is a social bookmarking tool that saves web pages -- or even entire web sites -- to an Internet account. Since it is web-based, you can find your favorite sites or saved articles from anywhere. It can also archive a web page or web site, giving you a permanent snapshot of the information you bookmarked. Even if the site goes away, your snapshot will not. Also, you can join a group of like-minded researchers in order to share sources and collaborate. There is a brand new Diigo group called Learning at all Levels that your friendly neighborhood Tech Integration team has started on your behalf. Just click on the "Apply to join this group" button and we'll respond to your request as soon as possible.