Dissertation resource suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Mendeley is great.

Do you know about Google Scholar and Web of Science?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsEdamame: MS Word actually has a great citation tool.  Also, whatever format you’re writing in, invest in a hard copy of the style guide.  It made a huge difference to have my APA style guide at my fingertips when writing my thesis.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely get EndNote or some sort of reference software! My university supplied it for me, along with all the other software programs I needed (library resources, stats programs, graphing software, etc). 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsEdamame:  It’s called the APA Style Guide – it’s about $35, and 300 pages.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Web of Sxience is a great tool that you can use to search for articles (using key words) or loose what other articles are citing an article. Your university should have a subscription.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsEdamame:  Really read up on how to use the citations and figure numbering in Word.  Once I learned it, it was super easy to keep everything stored and cited properly.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use endnote web which is free through my university and has a cite while you write tool for word. I love it.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsEdamame:  I used readcube to organise my journals, it’s pretty good. You just drag and drop your journals into the app and it gives u all the details. And u can link endnote to ms word for refences

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

+1 for EndNote–if you can, take the plunge and buy it now with your student discount. My university offers us RefWorks, which is similar, but we lose access once we are no longer affiliated with the university. If you’re planning to go the faculty route, you might as well pour your energy into a citation manager/article organizer that goes with you! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m prepping for my master’s thesis and have not heard of any of these. Commenting to follow…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I hate EndNote.  I use Zotero, and it’s light and easy to use and organize.  If you use a Mac there’s also Papers2, but even though I purchased Papers I ended up switching back to Zotero.

If you have a Mac, I like Scrivener.  It’s a writing program that allows you to organize all of your writing materials and sections and write in a non-linear fashion.  I really like it.

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