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December 11, 2007 • 1:38 pm 0
February 5, 2007 • 9:42 am 1
I’ve been looking for a lightweight outliner program to handle my piece-meal thesis work. I discovered Maple, which seems to be what I was looking for, from this list of outliner programs for Windows.
It lets me organize my writing into manageable sections, then easily work on each once I have the sources at hand. Also, I can export the tree as a flat file in doc, txt, html, or rtf.
In my ideal world, it would have support for footnotes or endnotes, but I guess you can’t have everything.
February 3, 2007 • 8:29 am 0
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The Carnival of GRADual Progress is a monthly roundup of blog posts of interest to grad students. Hosted at a different academic blog every month, the posts range from helpful to simply hilarious.
Warning: to be approached with extreme caution. Definite time-sucker.
November 12, 2006 • 1:52 pm 0
I admit, reading Metafilter discussions is an excellent way to procrastinate doing actual academic work. However, this particular thread might actually have some productivity payoff for anyone struggling with a big project (thesis, book, etc).
September 28, 2006 • 12:29 pm 0
September 28, 2006 • 11:30 am 0
I’m impressed by the interface and capabilities of reference manager Citavi, but for the moment it’s only available in German. However, they do apparently have plans to release an English language version.
I’m tempted to download the free version, even if it is in German, just to see how it all works together. Too bad it’s not French– I could handle working in French. But I know absolutely no German whatsoever.
September 27, 2006 • 2:24 pm 4
After my last post, two helpful commenters suggested some further tools to consider for managing references.
Rick suggested wikindx, a bibliographic and quotations/notes management system that can be used for either the single-user or for collaborative efforts.
While investigating these leads, I also came upon the Bibliophile Initiative, whose goal it is to “promote collaboration between developers and end-users of bibliographic databases.” They maintain a list of bibliographic database applications and utilities which I found to be a useful tool.
A big thank you to Michael and Rick for your help and suggestions.
September 20, 2006 • 2:15 pm 4
Since I use multiple computers, my dream is to manage my bibliographical information online. I haven’t yet found a Web 2.0 (as in a central online solution) to successfully manage all of my bibliographical information. But I haven’t yet given up hope!
These are the various solutions I’ve found thus far. Perhaps they may be of help to others:
Any other suggestions?