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100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics

The above is the title of a blog post from Academics who recognise the increasing popularity of Twitter can find new and exciting ways to incorporate Twitter into the interactive learning activities from the short summaries posted in this blog.

A lunchtime learning resources dept workshop on Twitter is scheduled 3 weeks from today. It will be open to academic staff and students.

This is a good place to get yourself prepared for the workshop.


July 23, 2009 Posted by | Online Resources | , , , , | Leave a comment

Reference Management Software and Social Bookmarking

Reference management software, citation management software or personal bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilising bibliographic citations (references). Once a citation has been recorded, it can be used time and again in generating bibliographies, such as lists of references in scholarly books, articles and essays. The development of reference management packages has been driven by the rapid expansion of scientific literature. Read more at

A comparison of reference management software is available at

Social bookmarking (on the other hand) is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata, typically in the form of tags that collectively and/or collaboratively become a folksonomy. Folksonomy is also called social tagging, “the process by which many users add metadata in the form of keywords to shared content”. Read more at

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Online Resources | , | Leave a comment

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics. Klieman, Marcdante, Jenson, Behrman. Elsevier Saunder. 5e. 2006.

Useful book for medical students and junior paediatric doctors. Focuses on normal growth and development and on the diagnosis, management and prevention of common childhood diseases and disorders. Purchase of the book entitles the buyer to the complete text and illustrations from the book online at Allows content clipping to PDAs. Also provides buyer one year access to, the online version of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.

The book covers the core curriculum of the medical school pediatric clerkship.

Good layout. Could use more illustrations and radiological images. Otherwise a very useful textbook for medical students. An alternative to Lissauer and Clayden’s Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics.

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics

July 7, 2009 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

the Rice mother by Rani Manicka

Set in Malaya during the World War II, this story traces the life of a matriarch and the struggles she faces in raising her family. The narrative voice alters between the men and women of this amazing tale. The reader will come across myths that are cleverly woven into the story and enjoy the imagery that it evokes.
A good read for students who want some insight into the history of Malaya and the unheard stories. It also captures the strength of an individual in the face of adversary and introduces us to understanding various perspectives of a situation.

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment