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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Introducing Google Play
Google recently introduced Google Play, a new one-stop shop for all digital content and available on mobile devices and on the web. With Google Play, users can buy and experience books, music, movies and Android apps, available across their devices. As part of this launch, Google eBooks and Android Market will become part of Google Play, and users will now get their ebooks from Google Play.
Google Book Search http://books.google.com/ -- A tool from Google that searches the full text of books which Google digitized and stored in a digital database.
Google Docs http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html - A web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
iTunes U http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/ -- iTunes U, part of the iTunes Store, is a collection of free educational media available to students, teachers, and lifelong learners. Users must download Apple’s free iTunes digital media player to access these collections.
Second Life - http://secondlife.com/ - A 3-D virtual world where libraries are building virtual libraries with links to live collections and offering reference services and training to avatars (digital representation of a person).
WolframAlpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/ - a computational knowledge engine. Enter your question or calculation,and WolframAlpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer
WorldCat.org http://www.worldcat.org/ - OCLC online catalog for searching print and non-print materials at your favorite library. Users can also add tags (keywords), summaries, ratings, reviews and create bibliographies.