Working and Learning from Home These days, digital tools make it easier than ever to work, study, or teach remotely. But even with the best tools in the world, working remotely can still be a challenge, especially if you’re new to it. To help your remote work go smoothly, we’ve put together this page. Below, you’ll find guides to help you stay organized, resist distractions, and do your best work…all from the comfort of your home. You’ll also find a variety of digital tools to make your remote work easier and more effective. *BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 200 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access).
Travel, trade and exploration in the Middle Ages Medieval Europeans were fascinated by the lands that lay beyond their own continent. Josephine Livingstone looks at the real and imaginary travels of explorers and tradesman through works including The Book of John Mandeville, The Travels of Marco Polo and medieval maps. From a 21st-century perspective – in an age of air travel and high-speed communications – it’s easy to imagine that medieval European people knew nothing of the world around them. People even use the adjective ‘medieval’ to indicate somebody who is backward-looking, barbarous or insular in their thought. But medieval Europeans were actually deeply engaged with lands beyond their borders. Often, that engagement was more creative than literal, taking place in texts and maps that were more influenced by literary history than by first-hand experience.
Latest News Joe Paterno, the man who for decades was synonymous with Penn State football and was known by the college football world as just "JoePa", has died. Paterno, 85, had been receiving chemotherapy as part of his treatment for lung cancer, and complications from that treatment claimed the longtime Penn State coach's life on Saturday. Paterno was the head coach of Penn State for 46 seasons before being fired in November as his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal came under greater scrutiny. Combined with the time he spent as an assistant, Paterno spent a total of 61 years on the Penn State sidelines. He left behind a legacy that, on the field of play, was unparalleled in Division I football. Paterno holds the all-time Division I record for football coaching wins with a 409-136-3 record, and he won two national championships while going undefeated in five different seasons.
Asana Bookmarklet - Content Harmony® This is the Asana Bookmarklet. Drag the “Send to Asana” link onto your browser’s bookmark tab to save it. (Read the Delicious guide to installing a bookmarklet if you’re not sure how, but if you’re using Asana I’m sure you won’t need to). List of academic databases and search engines Wikipedia list article This page contains a representative list of notable databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, institutional repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles. Databases and search engines differ substantially in terms of coverage and retrieval qualities. Users need to account for qualities and limitations of databases and search engines, especially those searching systematically for records such as in systematic reviews or meta-analyses. As the distinction between a database and a search engine is unclear for these complex document retrieval systems, see: the general list of search engines for all-purpose search engines that can be used for academic purposesthe article about bibliographic databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles.
*Google Scholar: Library Partner or Database Competitor? By Nancy K. Herther Information professionals rely on vetted sources of information in order to provide the best quality service to their clients—whether they are students, researchers, or businesses. The internet has profoundly transformed our communication expectations, access to information, product evaluation, and buying behaviors. It has disrupted the business models of retail stores, the travel industry, and music.
Writing The West: A Reference Guide Charles M. Russell’s In Without Knocking I often write stories set in the Old American West which is why the adage ‘write what you know’ doesn’t really fly with me to a point. If everybody simply wrote what they knew, we wouldn’t have Middle Earth or the Hyborian Age or the Galaxy Far Far Away. Watch celebrities become hideously ugly as strange 'flashed face' video effect works its horrible magic By Rob Waugh Published: 17:13 GMT, 22 May 2012 | Updated: 18:22 GMT, 22 May 2012 Liv Tyler's face warps into the image of hideous old crone, and Tom Cruise's chin distorts beyond all recognition. No, it isn't a vision of the future - it's a strange effect achieved by looking at a space 'between' flashing pictures of human faces. 'We aligned a set of faces at the eyes and started to skim through them. After a few seconds, we noticed that some of the faces began to appear highly deformed and grotesque,' say the University of Queensland researchers who uncovered the effect.
Integration with Asana Written by Mari Updated over a week ago About Asana When it comes to the speed, complexity, and scope of our modern work, basic email is no longer up to the task. Open Access Journals from Oxford University Press OUP supports Open Access Oxford University Press (OUP) is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research. We embrace both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support this mission. Rutgers University Begins Implementation of ORCID iDs Today, Rutgers University begins a formal universitywide implementation of Open Researcher & Contributor IDs (ORCID iDs). An ORCID iD is a persistent digital numeric identifier that distinguishes a researcher from every other researcher. It remains constant through changes in name or institutional affiliation, ensuring that a person’s work is properly attributed and recognized throughout their career. To date, nearly 4 million ORCID iDs have been issued to researchers around the world, including hundreds of affiliates at Rutgers. Essentially, ORCID acts as a clearinghouse where researchers can compile and curate a record of their scholarly activity, including elements such as their funding history, affiliations, presentations, and published works.
Historians Rank the “Most Important” Books on the Crusades “As I write these words, it is nearly time to light the lamps; my pen moves slowly over the paper and I feel myself almost too drowsy to write as the words escape me. I have to use foreign names and I am compelled to describe in detail a mass of events which occurred in rapid succession; the result is that the main body of the history and the continuous narrative are bound to become disjointed because of interruptions. Ah well, “’tis no cause for anger” to those at least who read my work with good will.