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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

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

What are the chances of becoming a Quantitative Analyst in the UK with a PhD in Electronic Engineering?

What are my chances in becoming a Quantitative Analyst in UK, and if they are not too bleak, how to improve them? I realise this is a rather significant career path change, however, as I have been given to understand, many banks and financial institutions in UK do employ PhDs from a wide variety of backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by noztran on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 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

Looking for light sociological holiday reading material

Looking for light, sociological holiday reading material... [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 31, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I get a non-TT research gig?

What can I do to get a researcher position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Canadian job application help

Canadian academic position, what goes in each of the cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements? [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jul 28, 2009 - 6 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

Surprisingly, "system and method for automatic partitioning applied to network protocols" isn't very catchy

Name-my-research-project-filter: Looking for a clever word or play on words that somehow evokes the idea of a friendly conversation between two people or a group. Sort of like "dialectic", but more cooperative and constructive. My brain is burnt out... vocabulary virtuosos, please hope me!
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Jun 24, 2009 - 24 answers

Micro-sociologist hunt

Where do i find some of the top professors and researchers (in universities) doing Micro-Sociology (interaction or social mechanism based). This is the level of research that I wish to focus my research on, I just cant seem to find the researchers using that level of analysis. Also, are there some seminal texts in the micro sociology fields. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jun 11, 2009 - 8 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

What is the best free online document management for academic use?

What is the best free online document management solution with the intended use by a few individuals for academic purposes? [more inside]
posted by Outis on May 13, 2009 - 8 answers

How can we PPT that satisfies us and the students as well?

Undergrad teaching and PowerPoints. What to do? Instructors, please give some feedback. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 27, 2009 - 54 answers

Publish or perish?

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

You say you're an academic technologist? Tell me more!

Circumstances have led me to apply for university instructional technologist positions even though this is not what I have specifically trained to do. Now that I am getting interviews, I need perspective/resources. [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Apr 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me get a bunch of smart folks talking.

Help me get a bunch of smart folks talking. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 7, 2009 - 6 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

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