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Keeping it together



One of the main issues for the PhD researcher is having to look in so many places for the information you need on a daily basis. Well here's one way of keeping all your information together in one place.

Pageflakes is a 'social personalised homepage' where you can collate information from the internet. Have a look at the Graduate School Media Zoo's pageflakes page for examples of how this might be useful for your research. On our page we have rss feeds from sources such as:

- Bookmarks
- Blogs
- Database searches
- Calls for papers
- News from archives, research centres etc
- Journal contents pages

...all of these are available in your subject. You can also access your email and social networking accounts on a pageflakes page, as well as weather reports, calendars, PhD cartoons and other applications.

For other ways of keeping it all together see netvibes and igoogle.

For more information on how to use RSS feeds or feed readers make an appointment in the Graduate School Media Zoo (ek36@le.ac.uk)

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