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A guide to resources of interest to researchers at the University of New England, Australia.
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ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators.

To download free full-text, please create your ResearchGate account. is a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field.

To download free full-text, please create your account.

Researcher networks

  • CoS Scholar Universe
    brings a world of research and scholarship to one easily searchable database. With 2 million profiles, it helps researchers and academics connect with colleagues with shared interests while expanding their networks to include previously unknown people working in related fields or in other areas of the world.
  • Google Groups
    is a free service which helps groups of people to communicate effectively using email and the Web. Every group has a home page hosted by Google where members can start new discussions or reply to older topics.
  • Intersect
    has been established as the peak eResearch organisation in NSW.
  • LinkedIn
    is a business-oriented social networking service.


  • NeCTAR
    From linking data and computer models to historical findings through to collaborating with research partners: researchers need tools to get the job done.
  • Library sharing using EndNote X8
    Video on how to share a Library with other colleagues with EndNote X8.

Collaborative tools

  • Delicious
    Social bookmarking tool.
  • Diigo
    Groups can pool bookmarks, highlights and sticky notes.
  • Dropbox
    File sharing and PC Sync for documents.
  • figshare
    With figshare, you can publish all of your research in seconds. Your data becomes citable, sharable and discoverable - helping you to increase the impact of your research. All file formats used - upload graphs, images, videos, datasets and more. If your research is not ready to be made public, you can store it in a secure space in the figshare cloud.
  • Google Drive
    is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Files shared publicly on Google Drive can be searched with web search engines. As of November 2013, Google Drive had 120 million active users.
  • Mind42
    Online collaborative mindmapping tool.
  • nVivo (UNE students)
    NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organize and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio - and now in NVivo 10 - social media data, YouTube videos and web pages. UNE holds a site licence for NVivo for student computers.
  • Skype
    Video chat, IM and conference calls.
  • Twitter for academics
    A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities.
  • WikiSpaces
    Start your own wiki for free.

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

101 Innovations - Science is in transition. This site gives an impression of the exploratory phase of a project aiming to chart innovation in scholarly information and communication flows from evolutionary and network perspectives.







UNE's INTERSECT contact is Dr Paddy Tobias in Research Services.






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