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Please recommend bibliography software.

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

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

What should I do with my life?

I need advice on my special snowflake academic future. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym!

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym! [more inside]
posted by coolnik on Nov 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Annotating PDFs and searching within the annotations...

What's the best Mac solution for annotating academic pdfs and then searching across all the pdfs that you've annotated? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Oct 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Academic Self-Talk

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

Conference Writing for Dummies - there's a hidden market here.

Conference writing for dummies? (Or non-academics?) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2010 - 8 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

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 answers

How do you refer to developing countries

What terms should be used to refer to developing countries. "Developing countries?" "The Global South?" "Emerging Countries." They all feel problematic, so [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jul 29, 2010 - 41 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

How can I find the most prominent researchers on a given subject in the life sciences?

How can I find the most prominent researchers on a given subject in the life sciences? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jul 15, 2010 - 8 answers

I'm a student of the world...yeah, that's it!

What's the cheapest way to be a student to get a student or academic discount? [more inside]
posted by devilish on Jul 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Some information doesn't want to be free.

We have a directory of indexed PDFs of back issues of an academic journal we publish. Can I make it so that Google can see the text (so searchers will see when a journal issue contains the keyword they're looking for), but won't give up the direct link to the full PDF? We sell access to back issues and reprints. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

An academic job in the hand vs. two in the bush?

I'm trying to decide whether to take a non-ideal academic job or stay on the market another year. Faculty types, especially in the sciences: I need your perspective! [more inside]
posted by 2lemmas on Jun 25, 2010 - 12 answers

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read?

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jun 24, 2010 - 10 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

Desperately Seeking Sikanderi

Where can I find an English translation of Amir Khusrow's A’ina-yi Sikanderi? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

What are some hierarchical terms for academics or researchers?

What are some hierarchical terms for academics or researchers? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Jun 18, 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

Help me reconfigure my CV for a possible escape from academia!

CV help requested: I'm an academic who's currently looking for jobs both inside and outside of academia. My CV is currently in "academic form". This means 6 pages. How long should a CV be (tech jobs, UK)? What should I cut? What's the general consensus on "straplines" starting the CV? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I download PDFs from online journals automatically?

How do I automatically "subscribe" to my online professional journals? I want the PDFs from new issues downloaded automatically, is that possible? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Finding critical responses to academic articles

How do I have critical responses to a particular academic journal article? [more inside]
posted by ethulin on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Is a great MA program worth the debt?

I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Higher Ed Administrator seeks convention

I do higher education administration and would like to go to a convention or conference of a relevant profession association. I know about NASPA. What other broadly relevant associations are out there for higher ed professionals?
posted by Pineapplicious on Feb 17, 2010 - 4 answers

looking for large-format ereader with annotation, ideally cheap without wireless

looking into large format ereader for academic pdfs - a-la kindle dx (but I'd like to annotate, and cheaper would be cool) [more inside]
posted by lrodman on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Spouses on academic interviews?

The search committee encouraged Mr. Anonymous to bring me on his campus interview. Huh? Do I go? And if so, how do I handle it gracefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats?

Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Feb 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Academic citations in a visual arrangement

I want to be able to map visually how citations of a common academic article are linked in other ways. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Feb 2, 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

Ebook reader for academic PDFs?

Does anyone have experience using an ebook reader for academic papers (physics, bio-chem)? Since most articles are available only as high-resolution, multi-column PDFs my instinct is that a standard Kindle may be a no-go. [more inside]
posted by herzigma on Jan 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Name that job.

Please explain this British academic job ad to an American. [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I, an ABD, do an MA in Methods while waiting for job market horizons to open?

Would it be better to publish or to get an MA in methods while I am ABD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 - 6 answers

How to list academic job references?

Academic job filter: Whom do I list as references when applying for faculty positions while currently employed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 6 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

I am an author; now how do I convince others of that fact?

How do I best reflect my contribution to a multi-authored academic paper? [more inside]
posted by googly on Dec 7, 2009 - 19 answers

Brand me

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

Academic novels from student perspective

I'm looking for academic novels from the student's perspective (apparently this is a subgenre of campus novels called varsity novels). Bonus for books considered "young adult." [more inside]
posted by alicat on Nov 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Author, Date, ISBN?

A question for those who know far more than I do about citation formats: why do none of them include ISBN numbers? [more inside]
posted by strixus on Nov 9, 2009 - 19 answers

At conference interview help for TT faculty?

AcademicFilter: tips/hints for at-conference interviews for TT faculty positions. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me make myself do my work

I am in graduate school after taking a few years off, and in those few years it seems I have lost the ability to pay attention to anything. Please help me focus. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Oct 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Interviewing for a position providing ESL support to university students--help!

In a few days I'll be interviewing for a job providing academic support to university-level ESL students. Help me prepare! [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Oct 20, 2009 - 2 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

Is there an easy way to find free, full-length articles that contain biological contingency analysis?

Looking for a free resource for articles in biology that contain contingency analysis. [more inside]
posted by steampowered on Sep 27, 2009 - 5 answers

What to do if suspended

How to appeal to president on academic dishonesty accusation? What to do if I get suspended from my university? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 24 answers

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