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How to find ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a course?

Is there a way that I can find the ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a specific course, say Linear Algebra. Here the ranking based on either the number of students using the book (as the ...
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How to reference a technical document (like an RFC) in APA style?

Like, this document, for instance: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791 It's an official Internet Engineering Taskforce document that defines things like network protocols, etc. Often times there's ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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A way to search for journals that are in a similar area to a given journal

Does anyone know a website or application that can be used to search for similar journals to a given journal? There are many ways to search for journals based on keywords from your title or abstract, ...
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Searching for a quotation manager

I’m looking for a way to manage the text of the quotations that most certainly I will use (i.e. quote) in the future. I’m a philosopher, so this is specially handy —and even required— for the ...
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Are there any online tools to calculate academic collaboration distance (i.e. a generalisation of the Erdős number)?

The Erdős number is the academic collaboration distance someone has to Paul Erdős. MathSciNet has a tool to calculate the collaboration distance between two mathematicians (where one may or may not ...
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Is the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS) a legitimate source?

While looking for some biochemistry references, I stumbled across a PDF from a chapter in the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Wikipedia claims that this literature is "crowdsourced", ...
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What can I do with multi-subfigure figures on ResearchGate.net

As many of us are aware, ResearchGate.net is a popular site on which researchers showcase their publications. In addition to the PDF for a published work, the site interface allows you to upload PDFs ...
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Is there a free database of grants available online?

There are several online paid (or subscription based) resources that provides, among other things, a searchable database of grant calls across the world. These are three examples: https://www....
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Viewing paper abstracts from Google Scholar

In a researcher's page in Google Scholar we can click the paper title to see its abstract. Is it possible to do this from standard Google Scholar search? (I'm starting to think this is just not ...
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Master's Thesis - using wikipedia contents in application

I'm writing a mobile application which will be part of my master's thesis. In my application I'm using contents from the wikipedia (small fragments of articles and pictures) to present my solution on ...
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Choosing an email address/provider for academic work as you change positons

I'm an on-again-off-again academic, I guess you could say: I've switched positions in and out of academia several times over the past decade. When I write academic papers (or even Free Software in the ...
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How do I cite RFCs?

What's the right way to cite RFC's of the IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce)? like this one? That is, what kind of document should this be considered as? Is the IETF the author, the organization, ...
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What's the best way to share my presentation slides online?

I'm thinking of posting slides from some of my technical presentations online. One option I've used in the past is just posting the PDFs. But I've seen some sites that offer nice interfaces for ...
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How to reference/link to an online code repository, whose location may change in the future

We are about to publish a paper in PLOS One Computational Biology about an algorithm that we developed. The code will be open-source on GitLab and we want include some obvious way of finding it. It ...
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Putting research papers online

I am doing research on a topic related to an authentication technique. For my own convenience (and for the others), I'm doing all my research and putting everything on a webpage which I'll host on my ...
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How to put website links in “Used literature” slide of the presentation?

I'm preparing a presentation for my class. Last slide should be the list of resources I've used for the material, e.g. Sherwani N., Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation, Kluwer Academic ...
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Is depositing a document already available online in ResearchGate a problem?

Yesterday, I deposited an online document into my ResearchGate. My adviser prepared this document for a research proposal. I did not change anything and even I did not wrote that document at all ...
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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?

This question is in continuation to the discussion from about a year ago, concerning researcher digital identification: Why use unique digital researcher ID?. It appears that researchers, who would ...
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OpenCourseWare but for Example Questions? [closed]

Part of my job is creating learning materials (such as example questions) mostly for first year undergraduate students in engineering. I find it difficult to believe that there are not free online ...
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Why are you required to pay or have a university relation to access most research journals? [duplicate]

High school student here... I came here to ask this question since it seems geared more towards academia and I normally spend my time on Math.SE. Anyway... I have a huge passion for math, I read ...
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On the possibility and legality of bulk downloading IEEE papers

Is it possible to download all available literature from IEEE explore? Is it allowed? I was thinking that now, while I still have access due to being in academia, I might download everything I could ...
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Where to find the most valid databases about the ranking of countries in research and scientific production? [closed]

Where to find the rankings of countries in research and scientific production? For example, how can I find out the ranking of a particular country in the number of scholarly essays? What are the most ...
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Are TED presentations academically credible?

Many people, including myself, are fascinated by TED speakers. They provide us a new perspective. For example, see the TED talk The best stats you've ever seen by Hans Rosling. However, when I talked ...
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Is there any service that can i use or rent supercomputer for an hour or two? [closed]

I would like to use an supercomputer to run my big data project to test it speed. I google the service & see that only this is available for free but it closed last year? Could anybody with ...
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Can I use my blog posts for an academic publication?

It is not very clear in the publication guidelines of journals or conferences whether one can post some preliminary data or results online (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.), gather feedback, and then ...
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Specifically academic alternative to LinkedIn

It is well-known that LinkedIn is used by scholars too, but I think that the business-friendly structure of your profile-page makes it markedly less suitable for academic purposes. Is there a ...
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How do I get an email alert when my paper is cited?

I recently published a paper in a journal which does not offer a notification system to send email alerts when a paper is cited. The journal is a well known and has a high-impact factor in my field. ...
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How can I prepare well for a MSc in the UK? [closed]

I am going to study this course in 3 months: MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management. It is offered by The University of Manchester. I am a bit nervous and I want to prepare for ...
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How to cite a reference which disappeared?

During my PhD, I wrote a couple papers referencing and using a set of notes available online, which constitute(d) the draft of a textbook (and laid down techniques and lemmata I used). [1] Now, I am ...
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Starting a lab wiki

I've recently joined a new lab; an experimental physics group of ~30 people, consisting of postdocs and PhDs and a few PI's. All of these people are using/sharing/rotating between a number of setups, ...
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Online resources for summer schools in software engineering?

I'm looking for an online resources that lists all summer schools of the actual year in a specific domain. Are there any sites? I just found one: Summer Schools in Europe, but this site seems to be a ...
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Is looking up the source of tests and using those to practice considered cheating?

The question (Is studying past exams I found online cheating?) was sort of relevant but did not answer my question, so please do not mark this question as a duplicate: Onto my dilemma: I recently ...
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How to look for thesis of Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

On my book there is the following reference: Buckles, R. G., 1966, Analysis of gas exchange in a membrane oxygenator, Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge I tried to find it ...
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Creating a permanent URL to put in a publication

In an upcoming publication, I need to link to the data I used for the publication so that others can see/use the data as well — both for reviewing the given work and also for intended use in the ...
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Is It Acceptable to Contact the Professor of a Publicly Uploaded Lecture?

A full graduate level course is publicly uploaded as a series of videos on Youtube. Within the housekeeping section at the beginning of the course, the professor provides an email address as a means ...
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Should a professor give students a take-home exam when the answers might be available online?

A professor at a top USA university recently assigned a take-home exam for a masters-level computer science course. One of the questions was extremely difficult, but the answer was available online. ...
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How to download a database of bibliographic information for all published scientific papers? [closed]

I would like to download a database containing all scientific papers published. This is obviously too broad and ambitious. To be realistic, say I want all the papers searchable on google scholar (...
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How to search for list of papers citing both papers A and B?

For given papers A and B, I would like to search for all papers that cite both A and B. I guess one can generalize to papers {A,B,C,...} and find all papers that cite all of them. A quick Google ...
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How to correct the missing citation counts/citing References in the adsabs.harvard?

How could we correct the missing citation counts and the missing citing References in the adsabs.harvard? For example, I find that other resources such as https://inspirehep.net/ that have much ...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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Citing author of visualization source code?

I've found some source code that creates a visualization I like. I've (slightly) modified it and used exclusively my own data in it. Is it right to cite the github repository I acquired the original ...
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PhD: Online philosophy courses and their worth when transitioning from an unrelated field to philosophy

I want to enter a PhD programme in continental philosophy in about 7 months. This is while I hold an MA in Computer Science. While the school is very open to my application, -- i.e. they don't ...
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Where is the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health?

I was trying to find the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, but I am only able to find the .doc template. Do we have any .tex template for this ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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Good online resources for teaching students how to write a research paper [closed]

What is a good online resource for a student who doesn't know how to write a research paper? Content I would like to see included in such a resource: how to use library databases, what a thesis ...
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Good books/resource on mathematical writing

I am a freshly graduated Ph.D. I want to improve further my mathematical writing (in English, if this matters). I am looking for books/resource that address good mathematical writing. I can find some ...
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Is there any forum or FB group where people would exchange academic literature? [closed]

Does anyone know any forum, FB group or other platform where students from different univerisites would exchange academic literature available in their libraries?
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Uploading supplementary material to figshare. How to refer to it before making it visible to the public?

My problem is the following: We want to upload supplementary material for bookchapters I'm editing. We have decided to use figshare.com for this. One advantage is that they supply all material with a ...
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Short reference on writing numbers and units

What's a quick and useful reference, either in print or online, for writing numbers and reporting measurements in scientific texts? Something I could distribute to all new students, which would cover ...