no digital love
July 30, 2012 1:45 PM Subscribe
Index card lovers unite! Looking for non-digital
ways to manage citations, sources, etc. for academic research projects.
posted by threeants to education (9 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I know I probably eventually need to enter stuff into EndNote or what have you, but I'd find an analog organizational method the most helpful. I'm a very tactile, kinesthetic sort of person and any system that involves entering things to disappear into a digital black hole isn't something I can successfully sustain. I love writing things down...it feels fun to me, so I actually do it.
Anyone have any suggestions? Hoping for something more methodical than simply "write things on paper" but also not something with a zillion moving parts. This may place me as an outlier in dumbness, but I found Getting Things Done way too intricate, confusing, and theoretical for me to really grasp.
Ideally I'd love a system that involves just index cards or something, and derives its flexibility and power from the way you note/organize them, but I won't be too picky.