Taking the time to pay attention

Image from freeimages.co.uk On TV’s The Mentalist the title character uses his charm and his observational skills to catch criminals.  When he amazes people with one of his displays, he insists that he is simply paying attention.  Paying attention matters in research as well. Take a Google search screen or a database search screen.  If Read More…

A solid foundation

Image from http://support.refworkscos.com In the past I would mention citation managers later in the semester.  Now I think we should introduce them early. To define what a citation manager is,  I’ll describe what it does.  Specific details vary, but most citation managers work in four basic steps: Creating an account Populating the account with citations Read More…

Highlights and reminders

Image from freeimages.co.uk Welcome back! I hope the summer has treated you wonderfully!  Here are my highlights and reminders: I’ve been decluttering both my work office and my home office.  For more details you can read the July 11 and August 16 posts respectively.  I have taken time for leisure reading, though, as noted in Read More…