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  1. #1 Useful tools for firefox users 
    Forum Professor marcusclayman's Avatar
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    I'm not affiliated with Mozilla, but I'd like to recommend a couple Firefox add-on.


    "Answers"
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/735

    As an avid participant in discussions on topics I have limited understanding of; this add-on is most useful. It allows easier access to a wider variety of more reliable resources than Wikipedia.



    "Zotero"
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3504

    I haven't used this much, but it sounds especially handy for students and hobby scholars who use/cite lots of online references.


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    I've used Zotero off an on, but haven't been able to make a habit of it.

    I'm a big fan of WiredMarker, Zemanta, and OutWit Docs. The first is a highlighter tool, handy when you're reading a large text document or article online and want to highlight text. It supports multi-colors.

    The second is a great tool for bloggers which suggests images from the creative commons based on the content of your posts as well as links and "related articles." Anyone who blogs will tell you that its good to link to like-minded bloggers to increase traffic to your blog. The links and images suggestions update as you type the content into the text box. You can also use Zemanta for emails, but I haven't ever used it this way.

    The last tool is very interesting, but it didn't work for me the other day. You click the OutWit button and you can search a given site for all documents or images or you can search the net for documents that are related to a given set of search terms.

    I used it quite a bit for a while and was even able to find a couple of pdf files of chapters from an edited volume that I needed for a graduate class. But, like I said, it wasn't working for me the other day.

    Also, I was lazy and didn't look up the links to these tools, but you can find them by simply typing their names in the search bar of Mozilla's Extensions page.


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    I'll have to check out Zemanta, sounds interesting.
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    I like Autopager and Lazarus quite a lot.
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