MakeUseOf: 8 Google Docs Add-Ons to Improve Your Citation and Bibliography

MakeUseOf: 8 Google Docs Add-Ons to Improve Your Citation and Bibliography. “Referencing isn’t just for academic papers. You can use reliable primary sources to back up your blog posts on science. The tricky part is making sure your citations and bibliography are correct. Fortunately, Google Docs comes with add-ons that help you cite sources and compile them. Here are eight apps that save you time and help you avoid headaches. There are still steps to be taken, but they are easier and faster than they used to be.”

PLOS Blogs-ECR Community: Three reasons to use social media for scientific self-promotion

PLOS Blogs-ECR Community: Three reasons to use social media for scientific self-promotion. “Over a decade ago when a scientist published a new paper the only people who would read it were your colleagues in the field, undergraduates writing a literature review and the family you proudly emailed it to. Now, social media lets us share our publications and achievements to even more people. We also have the opportunity to make connections and start collaborations that might not have happened otherwise. Social media can be an incredible resource for a scientist who wants to spread their work, network and become a member of the scientific community.”

TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub Proves That Piracy Can be Dangerously Useful

TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub Proves That Piracy Can be Dangerously Useful. “Despite two lost legal battles in the US, domain name seizures, and millions of dollars in damage claims, Sci-Hub continues to offer unauthorized access to academic papers. The site’s founder says that she would rather operate legally, but copyright gets in the way. Sci-Hub is not the problem she argues, it’s a solution, something many academics appear to agree with.”