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Cite perfectly. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero. Always in style. Ready to submit your manuscript to Tropical Doctor or French Historical Studies? We've got you covered: with native integration of the powerful and flexible Citation Style Language (CSL), Zotero supports thousands of publication formats with more styles added daily.

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Research Designs in Education Bentz and Shapiro (1998) in the chapter five (“The Scholarly Practice – Facing the Loss of Identity through the Onslaught of the Information Age”) suggest scholarly practitioners to accomplish their research project with good groundwork. The researcher’s role involves “using professional practice and knowledge as a resource for the formulation and production of scholarly practice and knowledge as well as for evaluating, testing, applying, extending, or modifying existing knowledge” (p. 66). Because of debates and controversies surrounding the knowledge crisis, researchers must justify their choices. The authors’ pedagogical strategy trains practitioners to actively engage in the critical evaluation of their activities throughout their research project. Professionals and scholars should create outlines of research traditions that are relevant to their projects. Reference:

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The Padagogy Wheel V4.0 … the Next Generation We have just learned that the APPitic website has gone offline and will no longer be maintained. This means the majority of the links on Version 4.0 of the Padagogy Wheel no longer work. We have now released The Padagogy Wheel V4.1 ENGLISH Version with 126 Updated Apps now linked back to the Apple iTunes store. Also there are more activities in the Blooms Taxonomy and new teaching on “Getting the best use out of the Padagogy Wheel”. Please download a new version on the same links below Should I cite the primary sources if I have come across them in a secondary source? When I read through an introduction of an original article by author S(2001), I found it a good source for my literature search. For instance, I came across the following paragraph: “Research has typically addressed modelling and imagery as separate and distinct process. However, several investigators have noted that modeling and imagery are actually quite similar (Druckman & Swets, 1988; Feltz & Landers, 1983; Housner, 1984; Mccullagh & Weiss, 2001; Ryan & Simons, 1983; Vogt, 1995). Both of these processes include the use of cognitive representations.”

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Evaluation based on scientific publishing - guía completa (Oulu University) The most common forms of scientific publication are journals, books, compilations and conference proceedings. Different forms of publishing are characteristic of different disciplines. However, all disciplines share the high regard for internationally peer reviewed journal articles. More information about peer reviewing. The majority of scientific publishing is nowadays in English. Most disciplines, however, do have scientific journals that publish in their national languages. A Collection of The Best Web Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts August 9, 2015 A screencast, also known as video screen capture, is a great way for teachers to create and share instructional videos and explanatory step by step tutorials with students. regardless of the purposes for which you are creating a screencast, the quality of your video screen captures can sometimes impede the communicative intent of your message. Therefore, knowing what tools to use to create educational screencasts is as important as the content of the screencasts themselves. To this end, we have curated for you this collection of some of the best screen casting tools out there. We have divided them into four major categories: Mac apps, web tools, Chromebook apps, iPad apps, and Android apps. Mac Users: For Mac users, check out this short visual guide to learn how to create screencasts using Quick Time Player

2018-01-24 - (Daniel Soule) [GRAMMATOLOGY Workshop] Writing in the 3rd Year of Your PhD A few less, and only a few, features than Mendeley. The advantage of both is they are not tied to a single institution and therefore are better if you move on after your PhD. They are also better in terms of cross-university collaboration on research papers. by raviii Feb 9

No worries- yes, I'm an academic so I know life is busy. I look forward to your review. by kbpc172 Feb 15

I am sorry again for my delay. As I said I am trying to further investigate the options and write a review/comment about this dilemma, and what I personally like or hate, and how I use those services. I will try to post it to my Blogger account (which is linked to my google+ account, so you might be referred to that or something), and I will post the link here when I finish it. The space allowed here for commenting is shorter than what I need to write about this. Thanks. by khalaf Feb 15

@binhpok,, hi again,, your last reply here was really good and useful. I read it the moment you posted it,, but needed some time to review the options. I had the same dilemma before, and I can see everyone else is facing the same problem. We all want 1 place for everything. 1 website that has all the options and features that we want. So we compare and try to settle down on 1 service for every criteria of our needs (bookmarking, annotation and note taking, research management and citation). You seem to be an academic or researcher, and same here. 2 problems arise with those services when you decide: 1. Non of them have everything you want or is ideal. 2. When they update over time they add missing features, which makes you feel that you made the wrong choice by choosing this service over that one! I am writing a review/commentary about this, and the other guys commenting here, as you seem to be thinking in the same direction and reaching the same point of trying to decide. by khalaf Feb 15

I know exactly what you mean...I'm beginning to realize less is better than I'm trying to settle on 1 "reference" management and one "bookmark" saver. Bookmarks: right now my bookmark saver is pearltrees or diigo- that's why I wish we could link diigo and pearltrees better. Reference management: I save more academic references to zotero or Mendeley or citeulike (haven't decided which :( ). Then there are notes- evernote, springpad,, simplenote...Evernote is a must. I'm starting to save more things to Evernote...I reserve Springpad only for places or my wishlist because they're more social....if any one has comments, I'd love to hear about it. by kbpc172 Feb 4

What do you mean, khalaf - when it comes to pictures, I find diigo extremly handy. For example, the other day I found a picture on G+ which I wanted to keep and when I clicked it to save I was automatically asked whether I wanted to put it into my diigo and that's what I did. Worked like a charm. For pdfs and my own files I use dropbox. by dsp.pearls Feb 2

Thanks. It seems that we're all here using Pearltrees for the same purpose, so similar to what brought us to using Zotero. Man I have this problem, no single tools seems perfect and has all the features. I'm comparing Evernote, Springpad, MS OneNote, and Zotero. Add to that Pearltrees, and the built-in bookmarks feature of Firefox. Oh and I'm using Diigo too. It seems that the content on the internet is becoming so precious that we need effective ways to arrange what we find online, find it easily and get back to it, and make use of it. Add to that if we can annotate the content and keep personal notes, or share notes about the content. Each service has it's own features. I loved the idea of linking Pearltrees and other similar services to Twitter. Helps in sharing, and keeping a streamline log of your activity. by khalaf Feb 2

dsp.pearls, the only good thing about Diigo is that it lets you annotate the webpages. But it's really not that good for collecting resources from the internet all in 1 place. For example it only deals with HTML webpages, you can't easily collectct images, pdf files, files on your computer, etc. by khalaf Feb 2

Thanks for all the comments about citavi, I'll have another look at it. BTW, has anyone used Nota Bene? It's expensive but supposedly very good.... by kbpc172 Feb 2

Thanks pal. That makes sense. I'm also more used with other services a bit more than this one. What I like about bookmarking here, is that you can create a mindmap like representation of your bookmarks, and it expands like a tree with branches, so it's mostly about the visual representation. by khalaf Feb 1

I had Zotero in my bookmarks I imported to Pearltrees. So We can conclude one pearl is registred once in Pearltrees, further linked to different users who can comment and collaborate (tips and so on) on their bookmarks. Actually not fluent with Pearltrees, using Google Bookmarks for a personal purpose. by bonifacefr37 Feb 1

Another question to you guys, do you think collaborative collecting of pearls and commenting is more productive especially when we find each other here that we have the same interest. For example I'm fascinated just like any of you with Zotero, so we can share tips and good pearls about it. by khalaf Feb 1

Hey guys, Pearltrees sends me a notification that you're commenting on my pearl. How does it go here on pearltrees? did you find my pearl, this one, and then started commenting on it, that's how it goes, or you just have similar pearls and you comment on them then pearltrees collect all your comments in 1 place???? Anybody has any idea about this?? by khalaf Feb 1

I just now had another look at Mendeley. Importing my project was no problem at all, thanks to BibTex. However, I don't see myself really using it. Can't find the quotes and comments I work with in Citavi and personally I think the Citavi approach is much more in line with results from research on the reading-writing process that highlight a strong interconnection between reading and writing. by dsp.pearls Jan 30

Agreed. I have started using Mendeley much more recently. Would like an easier integration with Endnote, though. by sverjans Jan 30

you're welcome joyz, and yes ringlander, Mendeley sure is a good piece of software as well. But as I said before - once you've used one particular program happily over an extended period of time, you're unlikely to attempt to migrate... by dsp.pearls Jan 29

My preference is Mendeley. It's free easy to use and as good, if not better than other ref management packages. by ringlander Jan 29

Well, I had to use Endnote in a team once but I gladly switched to Citavi as soon as I could. More intuitive, indeed. And they provide excellent customer support. by dsp.pearls Jan 26

thanks for your comments, i didn't know about citavi ! it looks more intuitive... by rapiera Jan 26

Yes larcalla, but for that, I prefer Citavi. Had Zotero sooner had the reliable sync-feature it has now, I probably would have used it years ago. Now that the majority of my data lives in my Citavi-database, I can't really find the motivation to switch to another tool. I think that the motivation to make actual use of a tool is crucial. If you just use it sporadically, you'll not get the most out of it. by dsp.pearls Jan 26

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