Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New app to try

Have been alerted to some great sounding resources today on SLN, the School Librarian group on Yahoo, which I joined earlier this year.  First one was free e-books from OCR, specifically AS and A2 textbooks which are available to download through Interchange.  These would be great on our Kindles and Ipads in the LRC (see previous post) and indeed stored on our College Intranet for use by students and staff with a link from our new LRC webpage.  The second resource is Easy Bib which allows you to scan a book's barcode with your Iphone/Ipad and OCLC retrieves citations for you in MLA, APA and Chicago formats.  A similar app is Quickcite which can be used on both Apple and Android tablets.  I acknowledge another user's point that they only retrieve citations for books and not websites etc, but still great apps and ones we will be trying with our Ipads.

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