News: October 2009 Archives
I just realized today that I forgot to blog this tasty tidbit when it came out last month--but it's even more helpful as midterms and more complex essays now loom. The WorldCat CiteMe app for Facebook was recognized in the article, "Back to School: 15 Essential Web Tools for Students" by Mashable, the world's largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news.
I was just commiserating yesterday with a friend who does an online course each semester towards her master's degree in nursing, and the APA citations were really making her cranky.
Luckily, there are actually two Facebook apps for WorldCat:
• WorldCat- an app that lets you find items in WorldCat from right within Facebook
• CiteMe- an app that delivers formatted citations from WorldCat in one of 5
standard styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Turabian.
We've posted previously about how to add the apps to your personal profile or Page. The good news is, now there's a WorldCat Page where you can see the apps in action. And while you're there, be sure to become a Fan of WorldCat!
The legal advisors for WorldCat.org would like to make sure you know about the latest updates for WorldCat.org's Terms and Conditions. Here is the explanation they would like you see:
Please note that Exhibit A to the OCLC WorldCat.org Services Terms and Conditions has been updated regarding use of Google API services made available through WorldCat.org
What this really means to you is that WorldCat.org now also includes links to Google Maps, to help you find the libraries you're looking for when you're driving or walking around.