As you know by now, I love Zotero. In addition to its organizational capacity, it has made the chore of adding citations, building a bibliography, and then wrestling with formatting issues a piece of cake. I also love cake! Coincidence? I think not. In this video, I’ll go through a short how-to for using Zotero [...]
Google does a great job explaining how their search works. The big thing to keep in mind is that it all has to do with what “keywords” you are searching. When you do a search, you really need to think about what terms you include (or don’t include) in your search. Are they the most [...]
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a tool to have web content sent to you rather than going and looking for it. By using an RSS Reader, or program that can use RSS feeds to aggregate content, you can save time getting the news and updates you want. Let me give you an example. I like [...]
A web browser is the software that allows the internet to run and display on your computer. There are a lot of different browsers available, but the most common ones are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. I personally prefer Firefox because it allows me to install Zotero and other useful tools [...]
Let’s do some basic arithmetic. You are taking two courses per semester. The professor in each course assigns 2-3 readings per week. The semester is 16 weeks long. How many articles and readings might you read in a semester? Answer: 60-100. Now, flash forward to three semesters later. You are writing a paper for another [...]
Finding the tools and demands of being a student in the 21st century a little daunting? Modern Scholar is a toolkit for tools and reminder lessons on how to be a 'modern scholar'.