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academic library access for the independent academic?

I live in the West Midlands, home to a few good university libraries. Unfortunately, none of these libraries offer memberships to community members. My own alma mater, Birmingham City University, does not have an alumni library membership. It's very annoying. I would really like access to SagePub and T&F for journal articles. Can you recommend a university or college in the UK, Europe, or anywhere that offers remote access to their library's databases and where I could buy an annual membership?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 27, 2014 - 15 answers

Not academic now, but academic later?

What should I do now to increase my chances to getting into academia later? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Apr 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Is this offensive: cover letter edition.

I want to sell my experience as a teacher in urban, diverse, low-income communities, both in terms of commitment and know-how. Is there a better of way of saying that I have taught student populations in urban, diverse, low-income communities? [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Mar 10, 2014 - 22 answers

Effective learning: looking for the best academic skills and techniques

What are some effective academic skills, techniques, and tools for effective learning and succeeding academically? — Looking for uncommon, highly effective techniques that aren't the oft-repeated ones ("don't procrastinate!") but more like "use spaced repetition software to review the major concepts all throughout the semester". — I'll share some of my own. [more inside]
posted by markbao on Feb 20, 2014 - 22 answers

Help me find book on interpersonal dynamics?

I remember vaguely that it had a purple cover, but cannot remember the title or author. I know within the first few pages was a chart explaining the dynamics with a few intertwined circles. It was not a textbook, but a paperback of about 200 pages. Sadly, that's all I remember. At the time I was a sophomore in high school and the book caught my eye on a bookshelf. However, I could only read a few pages because it was more challenging than any book I had encountered. Now, I keep thinking about this book and have a strong impression that if I were to find it, it could finally be comprehensible to me. Help?
posted by lunastellasol on Aug 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Heart attack or giggle fit?

A good professor of mine wrote one of the books for our class. A web link provided in an endnote has expired since this edition was published, and redirects to a website with highly dubious intentions. He's not exactly old and isn't frail by any means, but he's had a heart attack before and I don't want to give him another. Am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by Chutzler on Nov 29, 2012 - 13 answers

mentally paralyzed, but I need to write and present a talk in two weeks: help?

I have major writer's block compounded by panic, anxiety, plummeting self-worth and a whole host of problems, but I have to deliver this talk in two weeks. Snowflakey details within. Please help. [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Oct 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Professor, isn't it time for your nap?

You’re an academic, and every now and then, often on short notice, you’ve got to put together an application which includes your papers, your grants, your service (and so on) and it’s in a different format and order to the last time. Would you pay someone to keep track of this stuff AND format your application/review? What do you need them to keep track of? Tell me more. What do you want?
posted by b33j on Oct 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Good books about a bad thing.

Looking for good books on cancer. [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Civilization 2.0

I remember reading an academic article which discussed the Civilization video game series, and I was wondering if any MeFites could help me find it again. It specifically dealt with the theme of playing a game as if you were a computer/AI, if that helps any.
posted by dkleinst on Jun 24, 2012 - 1 answer

A group of humans is called a...

A group of wolves is called a pack. A group of cattle is a herd. A group of crows is called a murder. A group of humans is called a ________? Is there a specific, academic term for this? [more inside]
posted by Groundhog Week on May 17, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I get the most out of a 3-month stay in Copenhagen?

Moving to Copenhagen for 3 months, excited and nervous! What will I eat? What should I bring with me to wear? How will I get around? How will I stay in touch? Hope me, hivemind! (MANY details inside because I am such a special snowflake) [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

You are not my academic/career advisor, but let's pretend for a moment.

From Music to IT to Neuroscience: Is this insane? (super long tedious details inside) [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Mar 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Complementary research meaning

What does a candidate having a research program "that complements the department's existing strengths" really mean in a job announcement? [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech on Feb 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Herbs/supplements for academic writing?

I am in the last two weeks of writing my master's thesis and I was wondering what herbs or supplements others have found useful for writing. Focus is part of it, but I also need to produce and get in the flow, so to speak. It comes sometimes, but I can never force those really productive moments. I have a cupboard full of various herbs, but no time to experiment. Wondering what has worked for other, including combinations. [more inside]
posted by cejl on Feb 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Any advice or comments on jobhunting at science conferences?

Do any of you have experience with postdoc recruitment at academic conferences (Specifically, BSGT/ESGCT)? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Papers, BibDesk, or a maaaagical program made by fairies?

My boss needs an academic reference manager (think: Papers, Sente, BibDesk) that can handle a huge existing BibTeX reference library and a huge-separate-but-sometimes-overlapping existing library of papers in PDF format. Have one you love? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 20, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I set up a retired professor's web presence.

What's a tastefully-themed content management system + host that is not a blog? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Reasearch paper writing tips needed

I have cousin who is an undergrad college student overwhelmed by the research paper process, who asking me for help Any tips to help me help him? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Mar 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Cheer up, kids.

[Subculture Filter] What is emo all about anyway? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Feb 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Essay writing for dummies

How did you write your university essays? Real life blow-by-blow accounts please. [more inside]
posted by fix on Jan 25, 2011 - 57 answers

What should I write every day?

I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Any tools for academics that make your life better?

For the academics out there: are there any new tools for academics out there that have changed your life for the better? How do you find them? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Please recommend bibliography software.

Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Academic Self-Talk

How Can I Care Less About My Grades? [more inside]
posted by AndGee on Sep 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It's academic

I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

"Do you have any questions for us?"

Meta-ask: How can I learn to ask better questions? Specifically: how I can learn to ask natural, un-contrived questions in job interviews? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Aug 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Getting Things Filed

Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Grammar check - is Word my only option?

I'm writing a postgrad research paper. English is my second language (Afrikaans being my first), and though I am fluid in both, I still sometimes trip up on silly grammar issues with English, particularly tenses. I use Word, but was wondering -- does anyone know of software aimed specifically at writing academic/research texts? For what it's worth, I use MLA formatting with in text citation.
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Synthesizing research and keeping it all straight.

How do you organize research so that you can synthesize it later while writing your literature review? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Phone interview for a scholarship

What should I do to prepare for a (scholarship) telephone interview? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Tutoring at university: What to expect and what is expected.

I've just applied for my first university tutoring position (English Literature) and just want to know a bit about what I can expect. Example: how much of the preparation/material is guided by the lecturer of the course you end up tutoring for? Tutoring, like lecturing, seems to be one of those things that have no set route for getting into. While I'm sure the pay rate for tutoring on campus varies from one university (and probably, from one course) to another, is there an applicable standard rate to keep in mind? Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
posted by New England Cultist on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 answers

What are the top academic journals in various fields?

What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 30, 2010 - 49 answers

If they could only see how I would have rated my students

AcademicJobSearchFilter: What do I do about bad reviews from students online? [more inside]
posted by stinker on Jan 15, 2010 - 22 answers

Software for managing academic projects and workflow.

Anecdote-Filter: The best Project Management software for the academic sphere? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Brand me

What is that I'm doing? Tag my business. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Nov 20, 2009 - 14 answers

I'd rather be the person getting the blood drawn...

How can I control my anxiety and nervousness when performing required venipunctures for my program? I hate drawing blood and experience isn't making it better! [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Oct 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Sounds like I have been asked to Design an Online School... CMS Recommendations?

I've been asked to design a website that shows the progress of subscribers academic achievements based on what marks they get from modules posted on the site. I have no idea even how to begin this? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Aug 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me revolutionize academic publishing!

I have a friend who is launching a new peer-reviewed, all online, no-subscription academic journal. We have been kicking around ideas to make it awesome and I thought what better place to get great ideas... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Aug 20, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I email an academic?

What is the etiquette for young grad students emailing seniour researchers? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Aug 7, 2009 - 20 answers

Name that citation please!

Original citation for the quote "What gets measured gets managed?" [more inside]
posted by Mrs Mutant on Jul 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Teaching the Teachers

I'm in Spain and have been asked to give summer courses in English for academic purposes to university researchers and teachers of engineering. Apart from "English Academic Vocabulary in Use" (CUP), which I used last year - it's good - do any MeFites have any tried and tested recommendations for books and other materials that might be suitable? Amazon is great, but too often you can't get a feel for the book.
posted by Holly on May 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Publish or perish?

How often are academics expected to publish? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Apr 17, 2009 - 21 answers

Academic Librarian market

I am interested in academic librarianship. I am currently finishing my first year in an MLIS program. I already have my Master's Degree in computer science and am currently working as a computer programmer in an academic library in Southern California. I'm curious as to what the job market is like out there for academic librarians now. I know that many universities have experienced dramatic budget cuts recently and several (including ours) have instituted hiring freezes. I won't be graduating for another year or more but I'm curious as to what the climate is like out there now. Are there many openings? Also, given my programming background, what areas do you think it's best for me to focus on in my studies? What is going to make me hireable and look good on a resume?
posted by pahool on Mar 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Academic Economist Filter: Help me understand the economy

(Academic Economist Filter) What are some of the good journals to find explanations of the economy, past and present. Who are the leaders in this field? Any outstanding review articles? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Feb 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me overthink sex and romance.

What are some good books/essays/articles about human sexuality, sexual and romantic relationships, and sexual or otherwise affection-entangled activity - with an emphasis on the theoretical? I'm thinking more along the lines of Judith Butler than The Joy of Sex - so suggestions should be at least vaguely academic. (Things like Leaves of Grass count as vaguely academic). [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 10, 2008 - 21 answers

What do I need to know to help start an electronic academic journal?

My boss, the professor, has accepted the challenge of starting a new electronic academic journal to be self-published by the professional organisation that she currently heads. She is, understandably, very busy, so she has asked me to find out everything we need to do to make this happen, with, of course, a limited budget. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Feb 13, 2008 - 14 answers

How to spend my budget before it disappears

Help me spend the last of my yearly academic budget. [more inside]
posted by bove on Jun 19, 2007 - 25 answers

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