References

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References

Anonymous, (2010). Teams makes voices clearer for recognition. Newswire. Retrieved December 11.2010 from Lexis Nexis database.

Citation Maker. (2000). Retrieved December 10, 2008, from http://www.citationmaker.com

Couture, Jay (2010). A review of ‘Search GBY’, the Website and Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. The New Enhancements to Search, and a New Twist in the Search Engine Wars. PR Newswire. Retrieved December 11. 2010 from Lexis Nexis database.

Livescribe1GBPulseSmartpen. (2009). Livscribe 1 GB Smart Pen 04 [image], Retrieved
December 12,2010 from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/livescribe1gbpulsesmartpen/3255710166/in/photostream/

Maus, Lilian. (2007). Line Drawing on My Book [image], Retrieved
December 02,2010  from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilianmaus/369452162/

Narvarro, Luis (Drawing). (2008). Frenetic Octopus [image], Retrieved
December 02, 2010, from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiznavarro/2177099992/

NASA HQ Photo (Photography). (2010).Astrobiology Press Conference (201012022006HQ) [image], Retrieved
December 03,2010, from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5226840469/

Rigney, Curtis T., Adams, Alan H.(1995). An annotated bibliography on single subject research design. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Volume. 39, (4) Retrieved December 10.2010 from EBSO data base.

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Research Documentation

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Initially I decided to use the networking website– Blogger, because I was familiar with its appearance and tweaking settings, but due to Blogger being affiliated with Gmail they require users to create a Gmail account in order to access the website. After spending quite some time on creating an email account and pressing enter to proceed the last step, I was redirected to provide my cell phone number to receive authorization for my account–the last thing I wanted to do is provide Google my contact number for whatever purpose. Without hesitation I selected and created a blog on Word Press, a familiar blogging website used in our research documentation class. I signed up, created an account and decided to use the Inove theme by mg12 as my layout. I decided to use the Inove theme because of its sleek and professional banner, colors and format. Since the page seemed a little dull, I chose the BOOKTOPUS logo as the official background. Replacing the once foggy gray background with the BOOKTOPUS logo served to brighten the page while remaining professional through its border colors, and headers. WordPress is easy to use and provides users various templates and design options for the blog.

The main conflict for me however, was tweaking the profile and the page. Although I am familiar with how to log in and publish a post on WordPress, I had absolutely no idea how to add a new theme, background, color settings, gadgets etc. It wasn’t until I searched numerous YouTube videos on “how to’s for WordPress” that I found the solution. In the account section there is an appearance option above Users. After finding the appearance option I was able to tweak these settings. The next negative issue was, creating a customized banner for my blog site. This was a huge fail because I had no idea how to make the banner fit to its appropriate size. I uploaded the BOOKTOPUS logo several times in different sizes, but it happened to be a fail, the image either stretched to far causing it to blur (due to mega pixels) or was cut off half way.

The one step I had no problem with when publishing my proposal was copying and pasting text into the Word Press Post. The website didn’t crash when I copied and pasted enormous amounts of text from my Open Office document (where I wrote everything first). WordPress also notified the word count, a spelling and grammar check, and options to upload images, videos (etc) into the blog post.

I chose WordPress to publish my proposal because of the difficulties with Blogger and because I wanted to learn something new,basically how to use a new networking sites settings such as WordPress. I also chose WordPress because it’s professional and introduces a variety of audience including professional bloggers. WordPress is also convenient because it allows multiple users to write for one blog while having their own user name and password, great for group work. In conclusion WordPress is an excellent tool once you learn the simple steps on how to customize. Overall I recommend the website to anyone wanting to share content with other users of the world-wide web.

BOOKTOPUS LOGO

BOOKTOPUS WEBSITE BACKGROUND

References

Maus, Lilian. (2007). Line Drawing on My Book [image], Retrieved
December 02,2010  from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilianmaus/369452162/

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Research Proposal

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Researching can be a hassle for most undergrad and graduate students attending university, mostly due to the long hours of searching overwhelming information, keeping track of countless unorganized notes along with messy citations. This sums up my situation when we were assigned to write a research paper. After reminiscing the conflicts I stumbled upon while researching, I decided that the most problematic situation was finding scholarly sources and organizing summaries and citations. In this newly designed website BOOKTOPUS (Book + Octopus), I created a database to enable students to explore every scholarly article, journal, books, videos even research dissertations from grad students throughout the entire world under one database. Even though it sounds overwhelming, trust me, this is every students research heaven. This database is so specific that each one of these files are categorized by the publisher to fit our meta data searches, which is then tweaked by our BOOKTOPUS 24 hour data base experts according to your keywords to provide you with the most precise search results.

The database is inspired purely by technology, youth culture and search engine SEARCHGBY.com. Youth culture–inspired music, in BOOKTOPUS; we provide an enjoyable online research experience through its music play-list. The music play-list enables users to select any song of their choice while researching. The main inspiration for BOOKTOPUS came from SearchGBY. The website uses a combination of search results from three different popular search engines, Google, Bing and Yahoo into one website (Couture, Jay 2010). In BOOKTOPUS, I input this combination for finding scholarly content from all around the world, including books and conference videos in one location. I used the method of taking content from every academic data base out on the world-wide web (lexis nexis, EBSCO, ebrary) and placed it into–BOOKTOPUS. Did I mention, BOOKTOPUS is free and open to the public!

BOOKTOPUS also includes several different unique features including website language selection, clear voice recognition in twenty-seven different languages, smart pen compatible, automated bibliography and citation maker and user notes storage through a free BOOKTOPUS account. The database is offered in twenty-seven different languages and will expand rapidly to one hundred and nine, we determine this through countries that concentrate, focus and fund research. Voice recognition with accurate results –even though voice recognition is indeed a complex method since it’s entirely generated by computer. Researchers in Tulsin developed a method where even when the user is in the most complex background like driving in a car, surrounded by loud music or even on a noisy airplane, the new hybrid method would still be able to pick up clear voice recognition (Anonymous, 2010). This inspired BOOKTOPUS to have a gadget added called voice audio search.Our voice audio system has been inspired by Google Voice, where you are able to speak into the mobile while Google picks up search results. In BOOKTOPUS, users will be allowed to speak into their microphone or built-in speaker in their computer, into the website. The website will be able to pick up twenty-seven languages and using the hybrid method can also recognize the most difficult accents or background noise. The voice audio search will allow users to speak in the author’s name and or title of the content and conclude with specific results.

The data base also adds a new technological twist, it is smart pen compatible. I decided to add this gadget only because I own a smart-pen myself. The smart pen will no longer require ink or a live scribe notebook. We have created a new unique touchscreen feature in the smart pen, allowing it to work in our user notes section and allowing users to transfer data (without a BOOKTOPUS account) into the pen itself. The automated citation generator is a feature inspired by an online automatic citation maker called Citation Maker (Citation Maker,2000), however BOOKTOPUS‘s automated citation generator works a tad bit different. While Citation Maker requires a few details about the source in order to cite, BOOKTOPUS directly cites the information through the automated citation button. The feature provides the options of several different citation formats, including but not limited, Chicago style, MLA and APA. The citation then gets documented into your user notes bank. The next feature is probably the most original and unique of them all. A new invention called USER NOTES and USER NOTES BANK.

This invention was inspired by my messy folders of summaries with no direct source of citation and having to reread the same sources numerous times to write a summary without plagiarizing. In the USER NOTES, the user is able to write down (while having the source on the left), their summary without plagiarizing, if the user however does plagirize, the plagiarized text will be highlighted in yellow until the user rewrites, (YES we’ve kept gatekeepers.) USER NOTES is then stored into the user’s account in a USER NOTES BANK, an idea I have intertwined from the online shopping websites. In online shopping websites there is an option to “add to cart” when selecting something to purchase. In the same way BOOKTOPUS uses the USER NOTES BANK to educate the user that he or she has saved a certain number of detailed information in the USER NOTES BANK which will be ready to “check out” as it would–in an online shopping website. The best part of the USER NOTES BANK is the fact that all of your sources and summaries are perfectly organized in a web portfolio, waiting to be used in your research, its pretty much an annotated bibliography (Rigney, Curtis T., Adams, Alan H.(1995)) organized in your BOOKTOPUS account. BOOKTOPUS solves the core problems of research, it narrows overwhelming results, provides more scholarly texts, organizes user summaries and citations. It provides new technological additions, such as smart pen compatibility, voice audio search, music and user notes.

BOOKTOPUS LOGO     SAMPLE CONFERENCE VIDEO ON BOOKTOPUS

SMART PEN

References

Livescribe1GBPulseSmartpen. (2009). Livscribe 1 GB Smart Pen 04 [image], Retrieved
December 12,2010 from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/livescribe1gbpulsesmartpen/3255710166/in/photostream/

Narvarro, Luis (Drawing). (2008). Frenetic Octopus [image], Retrieved
December 02, 2010, from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiznavarro/2177099992/

NASA HQ Photo (Photography). (2010).Astrobiology Press Conference (201012022006HQ) [image], Retrieved
December 03,2010, from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5226840469/

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Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography

Anonymous, (2010). Teams makes voices clearer for recognition. Newswire. Retrieved December 11.2010 from Lexis Nexis database.

This article stresses on how researchers have developed a new method to provide clearer voice recognition. Voice recognition is a complex method since it is entirely generated by computer. Researchers in Tulsin developed a method where even when the user is in the most complex background like driving in a car, surrounded by loud music or even on a noisy airplane, the new hybrid method would still be able to pick up clear voice recognition. This inspired BOOKTOPUS to have a gadget added called voice audio search. Users will be allowed to speak into their microphone or built-in speaker in their computer, into the website. The website is able to pick up twenty-seven languages and using the hybrid method can also recognize the most difficult accents or background noise. The voice audio search will allow users to speak in the author’s name and or title of the content and conclude with specific results.

Keywords: voice recognition, clear mobile voice audio

Citation Maker. (2000). Retrieved December 10, 2008, from http://www.citationmaker.com

On the citation maker website creator Warlick, provides an automated citation generator for scholarly content, however users must provide some details for the citation to take place. In BOOKTOPUS, there is an automated citation that requires no details from the user, it is generated using the source, in any style the user selects.

Couture, Jay (2010). A review of ‘Search GBY’, the Website and Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. The New Enhancements to Search, and a New Twist in the Search Engine Wars. PR Newswire. Retrieved December 11. 2010 from Lexis Nexis database.

This article provides insight on a new search engine called SearchGBY.com, it stands for Search Google, Bing and Yahoo. The website uses a combination of search results from three different popular search engines into one website. In BOOKTOPUS, I input this combination method for finding scholarly content from all around the world, including books and conference videos. I used the method of taking content from every academic data base out on the world-wide web and input their content into BOOKTOPUS.

Keywords: search engines, database advance

Rigney, Curtis T., Adams, Alan H.(1995). An annotated bibliography on single subject research design. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Volume. 39, (4) Retrieved December 10.2010 from EBSO data base.

This annotated bibliography provides a brief analysis on what an annotated bibliography literally looks like. I selected this annotated bibliography sample to provide insight on BOOKTOPUS‘s methods of USER NOTES and USER NOTES BANK. Like an annotated bibliography users will be able to summarize their source while providing it an automated citation, the user notes serves similar characteristics of an annotated bibliography.

Keywords: Annotated Bibliography, notes, research

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