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How to find broad surveys of recent literature on a topic?

I'm a new PhD student and I am wondering if there is some kind of trick to finding a broad "Review of Recent Literature" or "Survey of Recent Literature" on my subject area. I've been on JSTOR and BMCR the last couple of days just trawling through single book reviews, papers etc amassing a prospective bibliography. But I do remember once last year stumbling across a gem that happened to be broad literature review on 10-20 different secondary works on the exact author I was interested in (in political philosophy). Is there a trick to it? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Oct 28, 2016 - 13 answers

Digital examples of utilitarian journals and logs

I'm looking for visual references to logbooks that craftspeople have kept over the years for their work. For example, maintenance logs, mechanics logs, captain's logs, work related journaling, etc. Digital copies are fairly important, and a getting a feel for layout, language, and visuals are all a plus.
posted by codacorolla on Oct 11, 2016 - 7 answers

Book recs - Diaries and letters written by people in late middle age

I want to read journals and letters by people in their fifties and sixties. It could be anyone, anywhere, any century. I prefer good writing, and some levity. Most of all I'm looking for a sense of personality, text that brings the writer to life. The writer in his/her late middle age has lived several decades. They are settled in themselves, yet they still struggle. They look forward to years ahead, and they ponder mortality. What do they have to say? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Aug 19, 2016 - 19 answers

Should I keep my old journals?

I'm considering throwing away several journals from 15-20 years ago. Have you been faced with this choice? If you tossed yours, did you ever regret it? If you kept yours, have you found some value from them? [more inside]
posted by woot on Jul 16, 2016 - 47 answers

Looking for a Leuchtturm

Where can I go in the Twin Cities metro area this weekend to see a selection of quality journals/planners? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 3, 2016 - 6 answers

How to temporarily disable access to my own files?

How can I protect me from myself during a time of emotional upheaval, in terms of access to my own past journal entries? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Dec 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Ready to Publish, but Seeking Help with Specifics

I think I'm ready to publish some of my poems through one of two avenues, (still open to suggestions though), but I need some "what-would-you-do-in-my-shoes" type of advice about which step to take first. On the one hand, there is a great self-publishing resource offered through McNally Jackson Books' Espresso Book Machine that will print a limited run of actual books for me. On the other hand, I wonder if I can hedge my bets to get people to actually read my poems by trying to publish in a journal first. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Dec 20, 2015 - 4 answers

Paper notebook recommendations (for a gift)?

Hi! I have spent the last two hours searching online for the perfect paper notebook/journal gift for my SO's father (a lawyer and clergyman), and all the ones I found seem to have something not-quite-right about them, even the ones found in "best! paper! notebooks!" blogs. Dear notebook lovers, help me, please. Requirements inside: [more inside]
posted by quixotictic on Dec 17, 2015 - 9 answers

To-do / notes app with export, simple design?

I like to journal using lists / task applications - right now I'm using GoogleTasks which with over 1k lines is getting clunky and hard to use, e.g. I'll copy from one list and paste to another the cursor'll jump up to the top of the list just before I hit paste - drives me bonkers! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Mar 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Looking for blogs in all the wrong places

Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Wanted: Acedemic Studies/Articles on Legal Marketing

I'm a solo practitioner and that means I have lots of marketers telling me I need their services. As in, dozens of emails a day, between five and ten calls a week. The sad part is I know I need to step up my marketing, but everyone who contacts just reeks of "scam". I am interested in finding was to get educated about this which don't trigger my scam alert instincts. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Feb 2, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can I find authoritative medical information about depression?

I'm doing some research about how depression manifests itself as physical symptoms. Do you know any authoritative, academic sources that I should consult to research the link? I'm not very familiar with exploring medical databases, and I don't know what medical journals might carry more weight than others... Thanks, everyone!
posted by travisf on Jan 22, 2014 - 6 answers

The first instance of a journal written by more than one person?

Does that exist, historically or theoretically, as a thing? A personal account that expands to a personal account of more than just one person? I assume that would be the structural mother of everything from ultra-niche zines to high-gloss fashion mags that retain a personal tone, or like a high-context culture. Or even of things like scientific journals incarnated as blandly academic rags. Clearly I need someone to point me in the right direction.
posted by legospaceman on Oct 12, 2013 - 7 answers

How many diaries are sold in America per year?

How many (new, unmarked) diaries are sold each year in America? Roughly what percentage of them are actually used?
posted by newdaddy on Jul 16, 2013 - 9 answers

what makes a journal entry historically interesting?

What things need to be present in a diary or journal to make it of interest to historians in the future? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jul 2, 2013 - 34 answers

Find this diatribe against a scientific journal's correction policy

A couple years ago I remember seeing a pretty damn hilarious itemized list of things a professor/researcher had to do to correct/update an article for publishing in a journal. It was 100 some odd items long, starting with inane requests, then veering into how some other author had disagreed with the original one and now the original had to prove it out. Research could've been related to frogs or physics+light - can't recall. I think it was on Scribd or another one of those sites that makes stuff look like a pdf/paper document. Anyone remember this?
posted by ish__ on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

What publications give you an advantage in your line of work?

What publications give solid advantages in which lines of work when read regularly? A few examples might be McKinsey when read by HR managers, A List Apart when read by designers, Hacker News when read by programmers, and Poynter when read by journalists. What else is there in these fields and in others that puts a person ahead?
posted by michaelh on Feb 17, 2013 - 16 answers

Looking for photo/artistic collage journals or books.

Fan of photo collage journals like Peter Beard and the late Dan Eldon's work. Can anyone point me to other similar artists? [more inside]
posted by incandissonance on Jan 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Blind me with science.

Help me discover recent 'Best Seller' scientific journal articles to read in 2013. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I find/make a quality customizable journal?

Where can I find/make a good quality customizable journal? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Dec 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me start my new awesome hobby!

I would like to start learning how to make leather journals. I really don't know where to start. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Oct 3, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm looking for contemporary SF/Sci-fi/Speculative Fiction journals.

I'm looking for contemporary SF/Sci-fi/Speculative Fiction journals. [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 13, 2012 - 4 answers

My Paper of Record

I want to subscribe to a news publication, printed on paper, that will be delivered in the (United States) mail (remember that? neat service!). I'm looking for your recommendations for something that will make me happy in a few different ways: [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Aug 27, 2012 - 16 answers

If I had written this down in my journal I would not be having this problem.

I'm looking for a journal I've seen that is a series of random and strange questions that you answer. [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on Apr 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Sticking to positive topics in online journals

How can I keep to positive topics when journaling? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find these old whaling journals

The naturalist Frederick Debell Bennett wrote a journal of his experiences on a whaler, which were published as Narrative of a whaling voyage round the globe. Are his original journals still around, and if so, where are they?
posted by Joe in Australia on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me prune the academic wankery

What are unnecessarily formal "academic jargon" type words that I should seek and destroy in my papers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 28, 2011 - 66 answers

Access to full-text journals online?

In a few days my uni library is going to cut off my sweet, sweet access to its electronic resources, including full text e-journals and online references like OED. I can get an alumni account for $50 a year, but that only gives me physical borrowing rights, not e-resources. Does anybody offer comprehensive access to full-text online journals to non-students for a fee? I don't have a particular field in mind - I want it all. I'm an Australian in Australia, if it matters.
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 21, 2011 - 20 answers


I need Da Vinci-like journals for inspiration. Is there a site/community that features these types of journals? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

There has to be a better way.

Academics: have you found a way to automate downloading and keeping track of journals and papers in your field? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 10, 2010 - 13 answers

State of academic publishing online?

What are good resources on the state of online publishing? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Apr 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Does a Google Scholar Alerts mashup exist?

Is there something like Google Alerts specifically for scientific journals ? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Mar 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Seeking left-wing periodicals from Puerto Rico

I'm looking for print periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic journals) from Puerto Rico (or, less preferably, published in the US but concerning exclusively Puerto Rico) that represent the island's left-wing, pro-independence movements. [more inside]
posted by ism on Mar 8, 2010 - 6 answers

How does a non-expert identify experts and important publications?

I'm trying to find a way of determining the "trustworthiness", for lack of a better term, of a scientific study. To do so, I would really like to know if there are systematic methods you can use to map out disciplines in which you are not already an expert. Help me sort this out. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Mar 1, 2010 - 14 answers

Scholarly military history introduction/books/journals

Military history looks like a field where jokers abound. All sorts of people make various claims, and it seems that many of them don't know what they're talking about. How do I, a layperson, get the tools to evaluate claims about military history? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jan 31, 2010 - 19 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

Help me publish an academic journal.

I want to start an academic journal. Can I you offer some advice? [more inside]
posted by wellsaid on Jan 12, 2010 - 19 answers

What do I do if my professor plagiarizes my idea?

I suspect one of my undergraduate professors is writing an article based on an idea I proposed to him last spring that he intends to submit for publication in a literary journal. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 - 37 answers

Why is EndNote so bad at finding the full text of references?

When I click on "Find Full Text" in EndNote, it only finds about 1/4 of the references. Is there a way to increase the number of journals it can find? Unfortunately it doesn't seem to know of Science, or Ecology, or Evolution. Is this just a Thomson-Reuters contractual thing?
posted by one_bean on Dec 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I publish old literary crit essays that are burning a hole in my pocket?

Where can I publish some old literary crit essays that are burning a hole in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by duncecap on Nov 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Publish or perish?

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

Mining the Bound Periodicals Section

What hidden gems can I find in the periodicals archive of my library? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Apr 6, 2009 - 15 answers

The best of genius at work, in their own words and pictures?

I'm looking for books featuring (first hand) the creative processes, influences, daily routines and preparatory works of creative people - visual artists, film makers, novelists, poets etc. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Mar 25, 2009 - 11 answers

What's the evangelical New York Times?

What are some popular evangelical periodicals in the U.S. about current events? Bonus points if they have an online archive; super-extra bonus points if the archive goes back before 2006. [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

i wish i were crafty enough to do this on my own!

Customized/personalized sketchbooks/journals as a gift? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Latex filter, no, the other kind of latex

Latex filter (not that sort). I'm using Latex (with TexShop and Bibdesk) and I need to format a bibliography in a particular way. Please help! [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Oct 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Old-fashioned but usable loose-leaf book needed...

Where can I find an old type of loose-leaf journal? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe on Oct 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Best English-language print lierary journal?

What's the best English-language print literary journal going these days?
posted by xmutex on Aug 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Any good, grown-up online journals?

Need an online journal, but... [more inside]
posted by als129 on Jul 22, 2008 - 12 answers

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