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ScienceFair - a new desktop science library

ScienceFair - a new desktop science library | academic workflow | Scoop.it
ScienceFair - a new desktop science library

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While still in early stages, this is a new application worth keeping an eye on.
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Writing academic papers using Google Docs, Paperpile and Lucidchart

In this video I present my workflow how I use Google Docs, Paperpile and Lucidchart to write my master's thesis on household food waste.


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To librarians from a PhD researcher

To librarians from a PhD researcher | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Doing two PhDs has given the author a unique perspective on the work of a researcher. He notes that while the research environment is ever changing, what remains critical and constant is the support he's received from librarians. In this article, he explores some of the recommended tools and advice they dispensed.
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My Updated Personal Knowledge Management System - Teaching in Higher Ed

My Updated Personal Knowledge Management System - Teaching in Higher Ed | academic workflow | Scoop.it
This Saturday, I begin a doctoral class that I teach a couple of times each year. One of the topics we explore is personal knowledge management (PKM). Over the eight weeks we’ll learn together, the doctoral students will create and refine their own PKM processes. They will then be able to regularly seek out new knowledge, make …
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I have followed Bonnie's blog for some time.  She shares here her current PKM system.
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I am Carolyn Harris and This is How I Work

I am Carolyn Harris and This is How I Work | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Today, I am interviewing Carolyn Harris for the "How I Work" series. Carolyn completed her PhD in European history at Queen’s University a
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How To Build an Efficient Personal Knowledge Management System

How To Build an Efficient Personal Knowledge Management System | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I believe that making an effort to establish a personal knowledge management system can be beneficial to everyone. Nowadays, we all face…
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Tweet from @pkmchat

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Think about the
following definition of
PKM
(Personal Knowledge Management) #PKMChat https://t.co/mF1wkgjrV6
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Cataloging course resources using PKM

Cataloging course resources using PKM | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Cataloging course resources: This post describes a few ways I work to use PKM to bring current examples into my classes.
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I love Bonni Stachowiak's blog Teaching in Higher Ed.  Here, just in time for the fall semester, Bonni shares some tips about how she organizes her teaching resources using Pinboard.in, Newsify and IFTTT.  Darn, I wish Newsify was available for Android.  It sounds nice!

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Academic workflow (2015 Spring edition)

Academic workflow (2015 Spring edition) | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Being inspired by my colleague Heather's post on useful digital tools in MA/PhD program, I'd also like to share my ideas about tools and workflows in navigating grad school. I understand majority o...
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Keiko Nishimura, a grad. student is posting her own digital academic workflow in this blog post.   She is a Mac user.  Both Evernote and Sente are cornerstones for her.  She had identified a few interesting links to other sources as well.

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7 Smart Ways To Use Evernote For Research As A PhD - Next Scientist

7 Smart Ways To Use Evernote For Research As A PhD - Next Scientist | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Stop procrastinating and learn to use Evernote for research as a PhD student. Academic research is chaotic, tidy it up by using Evernote for research.
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A VERY nice blog post on using Evernote as a key part of the academic researcher's workflow.

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Paperless Productivity With Evernote & Pocket

Paperless Productivity With Evernote & Pocket | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I needed a better way of getting what I wanted to keep in Evernote, but at the same time, keep Evernote clutter-free. Eventually, I came up with a process that has been working very well for me. It involves using Pocket, a “save for later” service like Instapaper. With Pocket, you can grab links, images, and videos and save them for later. Pocket also removes the clutter from the articles and presents them in an easy-to read format. Lots of applications integrate with Pocket, making it easy to send articles and other items. Best of all, you can send items from Pocket to Evernote.

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I liked this workflow using Pocket and Evernote.  Nice thing about Pocket is that it is both iPhone, iPad, Android and web browser compatible.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 8, 2015 2:58 PM

Yes, I Scoop more than a few tips from Evernote -- because Evernote is a great infotention-tool, a smart, personalized, short-to-long-term memory augmenter. And because they are smart enough to show people how to use Evernote to streamline their finding, filtering, storing, and retrieving key bits from the info-flow.

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Evernote@URI - home

Evernote@URI - home | academic workflow | Scoop.it
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Wow!  Wonderful resource from the University of Rhode Island for using Evernote as your tool for academic workflow.  Hints here for undergrads, grad. students and faculty too. Jay Fogleman is one of the creators for this great resource.


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liblist4u's curator insight, January 30, 2015 10:17 AM

Evernote wiki developed for academic use by the University of Rhode Island. Tips and tutorials for students and faculty. 

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Designing a Personal Knowledgebase

"Since so much knowledge is now digital, there is no shortage of material from which I can learn. On the contrary, I’m usually drowning in too much information. But that’s a discussion for another day. For me, right now, the major problem is that I lack an easy and effective system for capturing and recording my learning. My memory alone will not suffice. What I need is a personal knowledgebase, which I define as an external, integrated digital repository for the things I learn and the resources from which they come.


Many have tried to solve the problem I’m encountering now, and numerous digital solutions exist. Some of the most popular options include Evernote, Devonthink, and Voodoo Pad. Over the course of my graduate studies, I’ve tried many of these programs, but all have fallen short of what I really need, given my own workflow."


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This individual does a very detailed job both describing his workflow and what he would like to find in a one-stop shop tool.  All the myriad of comments opens a new flood of tools and ideas to consider.  It reiterates my belief that building interfaces between powerful tools that achieve different purposes may be the way to go... it goes back to what docear.com is trying to do.... the downside is that interfaces break very easily as different apps upgrade their products and thus makes the interface unstable.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:21 PM

The border between infotention (managing attention and digital media information flows ) and personal knowledge management (organizing and refining information for one's own storage, retrieval, pattern-building, connection-making needs) is a fuzzy one. This graduate student appears to have tried some of the best available tools, including Evernote and Devonthink (which I have used extensively) and Voodoo Pad (which I haven't tried). Finding them all inadequate, Alex lays out requirements for a "personal knowledgebase." 

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Informative post from @Howard Rheingold

Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:41 AM

We live in an age where information is all around us, all of the time. Sometimes we seek it out, other times it comes to us, uninvited. The only way we can learn from and apply this information (actionable knowledge) is by having the tools and know-how to be able to sort, sense, filter, organise and ultimately retrieve this information within a context where it can be applied.

 

There are lots of tools out there that can help us (I use Evernote, Mindjet Mindmapping, Social Bookmarking and Blogging as my core tools), but I haven't yet found the El Dorado of a single tool/application/software that can do it all. This article from Alex provides an outline specification of the ideal system. An opportunity for an entrepreneur - perhaps, to satisfy what I think is a growing need amongst most people grappling with the information torrent.

 

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Research Tools: Does it matter which citation tool is used to ...

Research Tools: Does it matter which citation tool is used to ... | academic workflow | Scoop.it
In order to improve the quality of systematic researches, various tools have been developed by well-known scientific institutes sporadically. Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim has collected these sporadic tools under one roof in a ...

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How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Reading becomes easier with experience, but it is up to each scientist to identify the techniques that work best for them.

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Clarity and Impact: Key Tips for Writing a Good Scientific Paper | Mendeley Careers

Clarity and Impact: Key Tips for Writing a Good Scientific Paper | Mendeley Careers | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Clarity and Impact: Key Tips for Writing a Good Scientific Paper

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The Right Way to use Evernote for Academic Literature Reviews

The Right Way to use Evernote for Academic Literature Reviews | academic workflow | Scoop.it
In this post I will be taking a rather major departure from the normal topics I cover to discuss something very dear to my heart: digital productivity! I will be presenting a system for digitally c…
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Nice summary of how this PhD student used Evernote for writing literature reviews.
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Skitch | Evernote

Skitch | Evernote | academic workflow | Scoop.it
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

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One of the few tools that I use every day to create and annotate screenshots.

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The Personal Knowledge Management Saga

The Personal Knowledge Management Saga | academic workflow | Scoop.it
The quest for the ideal personal knowledge management system.
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10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | academic workflow | Scoop.it

"Compared with how academic research was carried out in the pre-internet era, It seems like technology is really a godsend gift to researchers. From easy and unlimited access to journal articles to web tools that do the referencing and auto-syncing, everything has been digitized making it way easier for todays researchers to add to the body of the human knowledge than any time in history.

As a web 2.0 researcher and a graduate student in the faculty of education in Mount Saint Vincent University, I have had the chance to experiment with a wide variety of web tools that can make your academic life much more easier. Below are some of the web tools I have been recommending to undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and PHD students, and professors. Check them out below and make sure you share them with your colleagues, they could be in dire need for them. Enjoy"


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Nora Morton's curator insight, April 22, 2015 5:15 PM

A great source to view the top tools used to assist research and writing.  These tools are especially useful for people within the academic field to organize notes, research papers, and articles.  Zotero, Scrivener, and Producteev are just a few tools mentioned. 

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Tech Tools for the Savvy Graduate Student-Part 1

Tech Tools for the Savvy Graduate Student-Part 1 | academic workflow | Scoop.it
There are several tech tools that help me organize my life, complete work- and school-related tasks, and generally function well in graduate school. These apps, platforms and websites help me manag...
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Heather Woods, a grad student from UNC-Chapel Hill posts her Mac-based list of Tech Tools that she uses in her academic workflow.  She covers, Dropbox, Evernote, Prezi, and more.  It is nice to see more and more individuals beginning to share their workflows with all of us.

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Mastering MOOCs with Evernote - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

Mastering MOOCs with Evernote - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I have been using Evernote more and more as my research portal. The Evernote Clipper makes it so easy to clip whole blog entries or articles or even pages from the internet.
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One example of how I use Evernote in my Academic workflow.

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liblist4u's curator insight, April 1, 2015 2:42 PM

The ability to save PDFs in Evernote is just one advantage.

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My Digital Workflow | An Infographic - Monica Rysavy

My Digital Workflow | An Infographic - Monica Rysavy | academic workflow | Scoop.it
I’ve started following a system that has changed my life in terms of organizing, finding, and working with academic research articles. I created this infographic to show you how I work with research each day.
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Nice infographic of another researcher's academic workflow

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Reading professional journal articles on the iPad | Professor Bear F. Braumoeller

Reading professional journal articles on the iPad | Professor Bear F. Braumoeller | academic workflow | Scoop.it
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Nice simple workflow for reading/annotating academic journal articles explained by this professor for ipad users. Our university recently started using Browzine.  It is a nice platform, but I think its value will not be fully utilized until more of our journals are available. 

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Using Evernote in Education

Using Evernote in Education | academic workflow | Scoop.it
In the ProfHacker section of The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Amy Cavender wrote an article about using Evernote in Education. This is one of my favorite topics, so I posted a comment there in which I linked to a blog post I wrote awhile back about how I use ...
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Dr. D. provides a video here showing how he searches Ebscohost, and choosing records he is interested in, emails the Ebscohost record to his Evernote account, specifying the workbook and tags for it.  It captures the persistent link to the record and the bibliographic information.  Nice application of Evernote in one's academic workflow.

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