I need help planning my time for the project!
Get your project done on time! Try the Research Project Calculator. You can use the RPC to help you organize a video project, a paper, or presentation. Fill in some basic information and the RPC will give you a project timeline. It will even email you reminders. It might be just what you need!
I need to organize my ideas for an essay!
Use this interactive essay map from Read, Write, Think to outline your thoughts. Download the form and fill in your outline or fill it in online and print it out. Once you fill it out, you will see where you need to have more supporting information.
What a mess! I need help organizing all of my notes!
If you don't do well organizing your notes on notecards, try Evernote and do it online. Highlight and save webpages with notes, save pictures and maps and even share with a group. Access your notes online anywhere. Watch the help videos, check out the guide. There is even an app! You need to be 13 to sign up for an Evernote account.
I need to organize all of my web resources!
If you have articles from newspapers, journals, encyclopedias and websites, and need to keep track of them, create an account in Diigo. Then just save all of your project bookmarks here with tags (subjects) so you can easily find them from any computer.
I need to access my stuff from anywhere!
You can save project documents, images, videos and more in Dropbox to access at home, school or on a smart phone. Set up an account and download Dropbox on your own computer. You can access it at school from the website. It even saves all of your versions of documents. Download the free app for your Droid or iPhone.
I need up-to-the-minute information on my topic!
Do you have a topic that you want to keep up with? Keep current articles from newspapers, magazines and blogs coming to you. Google Reader checks for the updates and sends the information to you. Use it to set up RSS feeds on research topics.
Click here for the video Google Reader in Plain English.
Click here for a guide on adding RSS feeds to Google Reader from EBSCO searches.
I need a personal space on the web!
Create your personal information portal with iGoogle. Add gadgets to give your project a to-do list, note pads, and a calendar. But more importantly for your research, create your own custom search to keep current info on your topic coming to you daily!
Click here for a helpful video from Google on adding Gadgets to iGoogle.