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Why does this US DOI manuscript on archaeological sites have blacked-out text?

While searching for information for a course I'm teaching, I ran into this article from the US Department of the Interior describing some archaeological sites in the Southwest. It has tons of blacked ...
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Recent data supported by media report, not by peer-reviewed article? [closed]

In the letter of intent for the dissertation proposal, the student reports data about the number of minority hires for x-number of program positions in the upcoming season. The source for the data is ...
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Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions? [duplicate]

I am looking for professional help to verify some results I am working on and maintaining in a write-up. However, I can't get anyone for free since I was forced to leave my old university, Case ...
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On the possibility and legality of bulk downloading papers from IEEE Xplore

Is it possible to download all available literature from IEEE Xplore? 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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Is web-presence important for researchers?

How important is web-presence to researchers? How does its importance vary by fields? (My interest is STEM, theory in particular) I noticed that there is a pretty large variation in amount of web-...
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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 it possible to download nature as a magazine?

As i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics, I was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file (just as when one downloads Scientific ...
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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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Methods to track behind cheating on exams using on-line sites?

In the current state of the technologies, what ways can be used to track clear yet directly untraceable cases of academic misconduct specific to students who post questions from and view answers to a ...
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An equivalent of arXiv, but for tabular and other experimental data? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm doing some experimental work in an academic context. The essence of the results will likely be captured by documents such as conference/journal articles, technical reports, a M.Sc. or Ph.D....
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How important is seeing the face of the instructor?

So, I am yet to make up my mind on which is a superior mode of teaching in flipped classroom videos: Khan academy type model where you see slides or a digital drawing board and only listen to the ...
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Can I use an Encyclopedia as a reference in an essay?

I am writing a paper that is about another culture. I need to include references about the culture in my paper. Is an encyclopedia an acceptable source for general information about the culture (...
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Repositories of publications of universities or institutions across the world [closed]

Is there any extensive database with the repositories of universities (and similar institutions) from around the world? By repositories, I mean web pages where publications (such as PhD thesis) are ...
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Why some issues are not listed (skipped) in online list of journals? [closed]

I want to know where I can find the articles published in "Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik" Volume 2013: Issues 675-682? These issues seem to be missing.
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Does auditing a course hold any value?

I was quite curious about doing neuroscience so I reached out to a prof in my institution (IIT-K), who suggested me an online course on the same (MCB80). I have audit the course and am following it ...
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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 it legal to download textbooks from academia.edu? [duplicate]

There is a website called academia.edu. It seems like they have papers on various topics - but my question is about their textbooks. It is possible to download certain college textbooks for free ...
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Are there software libraries or registries like ASCL.net for other fields in the physical sciences, Physics in particular?

The question Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? explains the road I've started on. I just noticed that Skyfield, a software package ...
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What to do if I can't find the book of this chapter I found so I can cite it?

So I've found a .pdf file that is apparently a chapter of a book and I can't see any information about the book whatsoever aside from its title and the number of the chapter. I've tried entering a ...
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Publishing a novel idea without experiments and results

I wrote a technical paper on a novel idea related to internet technologies. However, I don't have resources to conduct large scale experiment. Also, the numerical results cannot be consider as well. ...
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What's the best way of starting a private lab wiki site? [closed]

My labmates and I were thinking of creating a wiki site for sharing protocols, links to github repos, some metadata and other useful lab related material. Contentwise mostly text, maybe some images, ...
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Is there an internet Git-like repository for collaboration on a paper?

I've just started using git for tracking changes in a LaTeX paper I'm writing, and for collaboration with co-authors. However, I cannot find easily private git repositories with reasonable plans for ...
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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 can I find somebody to chat about papers?

I’m a computer-science PhD student. I want to find people to chat about papers (by others) online. How can I go about this? I was looking into the chat of this website. I was also looking at some IRC ...
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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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Is Manuscripts.io a legit tool? Any experience with it?

A colleague just tipped me about manuscripts.io which advertises itself as a collaborative writing tool, with some really sweet features like importing docx and LaTeX; searching and adding citations ...
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How to create a collaborative list of references [closed]

I am working in academia in a very wide field of research mixing a lot of different domains. This broadness is also a problem, since there is no proper references for the basis of the theory, and we ...
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How can I check which Bachelor's degrees are offered by which institutions in Israel?

I want to be able check, given the name of a field or discipline, which Israeli academic institutions offer a Bachelor's degree in that field or discipline. Hopefully also whether it's a B.A., B.Sc. ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...