Category Archives: Academia

Seven Recipes for Scholarly Publishing

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Juri Allik, offers seven ideas for success in publishing your research. Dr. Allik gives common sense, scholarly advice on increasing the number and quality of your scholarly publications and citations in his article, Seven recipes to … Continue reading

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World Repositories Ranked

Image via Wikipedia The Ranking Web of World Repositories is an initiative from the Cybermetrics Lab, part of the largest public research body in Spain. “The aim of this ranking is to support Open Access initiatives and therefore the free … Continue reading

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Yes and No to Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a good tool that is best used for discovery, choosing a research topic, finding links to similar or related topics, and for quick reference. However, for academic research, defending your thesis, supporting your opinion, and creating bibliography references … Continue reading

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Press Directors and Free Access

Several University-Press Directors have endorsed free access to scholarly articles and have the numbers to show why it works.  Read more in Wired Campus, a blog of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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HathiTrust

HathiTrust was launched on October 13, 2008 and consists of a 12-university consortium and the entire University of California system.   This will create the largest collaborative digital repository of books in the world.  Of course, all materials under copyright will … Continue reading

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Sharing old exams

This article in the New York Times discusses the issue of students posting old exams online.  There are two main points to consider: ethics and copyright. Questions for us to consider: After reading this article— Would you consider it copyright … Continue reading

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Boeing to rank colleges

The aerospace giant, Boeing, has developed its own college ranking system which is set to be launched at the end of September 2008.  Read the full article in the Money & Management section of the Chronicle of Higher Education.  And … Continue reading

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