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This workshop will show you how you can use social media to help your research and your career.  Social tools have important implications for how researchers (and educators) communicate and collaborate.  This session will provide you with information to make informed decisions about using social media and help you select from the vast range of tools available.  Social media has downsides as well as upsides, but on balance there is real value for researchers, from information discovery, through dissemination of your research, to impact metrics.

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Workshop - Slides part 1, Slides part 2

This workshop is the third in the Social Media and the Connected Researcher Series.
Social citation tools share features with conventional reference management tools but extend them by enabling online working and social discovery of sources. There are many tools to choose from, both personal workflow and who you want to connect with can govern your choice. This workshop introduces Mendeley as an example of the family of social citation tools.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the session participants will be able to

  1. Describe where and how social citation tools can support the research cycle.
  2. Make choices about the appropriateness of social bookmarking, social citation or reference management tools for a particular context or task.
  3. Set up an account with Mendeley (a social citation tool) and begin to explore the social aspects of collecting and managing (tagging, groups, networking) literature and other academic sources of information.

See also the social citation page for more information.