Monday, February 21, 2011

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Barcode-to-Bibliography App Makes College Ridiculously Easy | Fast Company: "Sometimes a technology comes along that is so great it seems almost unjust to former generations. Aviation. The personal computer. The polio vaccine.

One gets the same feeling today when considering a new app out for iPhone and Android. Quick Cite, a 99-cent app, automates the task of putting together a bibliography--that arduous list of books, articles, and other sources consulted that goes at the end of a master's thesis of PhD dissertation. The first thought you have is, 'How much time scholars will henceforth save!' The next thought you have is, 'Anyone who got a PhD before the year 2011 was a poor sucker.'"


Deb said...

Our students have used a site called for several years. The student plugs in the ISBN number of the book or the url of the website they are citing and, voila, instant bibliographic entry which they can then copy and paste into their document.

Bill Crider said...

Damn young whippersnappers ought to suffer the way I had to. And I walked to school. Every day. 8 miles, all uphill. It was uphill going home, too.