The Accidental STS Web User

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This wiki is a "how to" list of new web tools or "hacks" that are of use to STS researchers and educators. It is written in the spirit of the fictional "Accidental Tourist" travel guides, which were guides for tourists who did not like traveling. In other words, this is a list of educational and research web tools that may be of interest to scholars who are not generally keen on playing around with the web or such digital tools for the the sheer sake of it. I will therefore keep instruction simple, and, with each tool, I will first describe why of for whom it might be useful and time-saving.

RSS Feeds, "Research Alerts," and Manager Tools

• How to find RSS feeds

• RSS feed readers or manager tools

• How to set up a "research alert"

Zotero and other bibliographic software

• About Zotero

• About RefWorks and Endnote


• About the LibX plugin (MIT Community specific info)

Citation searches on ISI Web of Knowledge or PubMed