Friday, April 6, 2012

refDot - A Chrome Extension for Organizing Reference Materials

refDot is a Google Chrome extension that could be very helpful for keeping track of and formatting references for use in bibliographies. Whenever you're viewing a website, an online book, an online journal, or a news article just click the refDot icon in your browser to open a window into which you enter all of information you need for a bibliography. For example if you were viewing a blog post on Free Technology for Teachers that you wanted to reference in a bibliography, click on refDot and the pop-up box will prompt you to enter the date of access, url, title, and year.

Applications for Education
refDot could be a very useful Chrome extension for students to use when their performing research online. What I like about refDot is that you're reminded to record all of the important information you need for most bibliography formats.