Does it feel like there's no end in sight to this semester? That's because you're smack dab in "the messy middle". Also known as "the mid-semester slump" or "mid-semester blues", our latest blog post examines this phenomenon and offers some tips to help keep you moving forwards.
Magicians never reveal their tricks, but for academics it's a different matter. They can and should reveal how they reached their conclusions!
The open science movement takes this transparency one step further by helping make knowledge directly accessible to the public.
Can you imagine going on a hike with no signs to guide you? You'd likely feel a bit lost.
It's the same for the readers of your thesis if you don't include some common "signposts" to help guide them in – and back out – of your writing.
Like an itinerary for a vacation, the humble outline can help keep you from meandering off course and wasting valuable time – whether you have a two-page essay or a dissertation ahead of you.
Learn how you can use outlines throughout your writing process and which apps can help in our latest blog post.
A new academic year is a great chance to say goodbye to the bad habits that may have plagued you in the past and start developing good ones to help you succeed.
We’ve culled some of our top learning and productivity tips from past blog posts to help you hit the ground running. Whether you’re a first-year student or a seasoned professor, we're confident you’ll find some strategies you can use to make this your best year yet.
Librarians are experts at identifying and describing sources. Take a cue from them when adding items to your reference management software! Our latest blog post shows you how to add difficult reference types using examples from Citavi.
Ever wondered what's behind the concept of “standing on the shoulders of giants”? Find out more about this phrase and what it has to do with citation in our latest blog post.
As a student you're expected to adhere to citation style guidelines for your papers – but that can be difficult if you're not familiar with all of the terminology. Our glossary can help.
Many of the online services we use today, both in academia and in our private lives, rely on metadata. But just what is metadata anyway? And why might you want to think about it the next time you're working with your reference management software? Find the answers in our latest blog post.
It’s not easy to find just one pair of shoes that’s right for every occasion. The same is true for reference management software – one size does not fit all. To help, we've compiled a list of nine questions you can ask yourself to find the best possible software for your needs.
For many graduate and postgraduate students in the Northern hemisphere, summer is a great time to finally get some dissertation writing done. But how to start? Our latest blog post looks at two approaches to consider each time you start a writing session.
Want to stop pulling all-nighters right before your exam? In our latest blog post, we share three tips for how you can study more effectively throughout the semester, remember information better long-term, and be less stressed going into your test.
Once you have one good source, you can use it to find others on the same topic by picking out sources from its bibliography. But what if you want to find out who cited the article you have in your hands after it was published? Is there also a way to track articles forwards in time?
It's every new academic's dream: an offer to have their work published as a book or journal article. However, some offers are too good to be true. Our latest blog post takes an in-depth look at predatory publishers and their tactics.
Could your reference management software use a little spring cleaning? We can help! Download our 10-step checklist and read our blog post to get everything back in order.
The open access publication model promises a piece of the pie for everyone. But how does this differ from the traditional academic publication process? And what's behind some of the recent publisher boycotts by large university systems? Read our latest blog post to find out.
Do you often feel like you’re searching for sources in the all the wrong places? Or maybe you’ve been able to locate one or two relevant sources but are struggling to find additional ones? If so, give the bibliography hacking method a try!
Online tools let you work on your own projects and collaborate with others anywhere there's an internet connection. To help you get a better feel for what's out there, we've described some of the different categories of tools in our latest post. We've gathered up some old favorites and fresh faces, so take a look and see if there's a cloud tool that might help your workflow.
Did you just get assigned your very first research paper and are wondering about the requirement to use “peer-reviewed” journal articles? Learn what peer-reviewed journal articles are and where to find them in our latest blog post.
Although Wikipedia is one of the most-visited websites in the world, its use in academic work remains controversial. Read our latest blog post to find out why this is and what role Wikipedia can play in writing your paper.