The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Entries from February 2010

Quick bibliography software roundup

February 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Mendeley: free. windows/mac/linux. scans PDFs and can make group libraries. JabRef: free. windows/mac/linux. The program I use. Organizes references and export refs to LaTeX documents. BibDesk: free. mac only. iTunes style. Zotero: free. windows/mac/linux. Firefox extension that saves citations and can insert them into Word/OpenOffice docs. Zot2Bib: free. mac only. Firefox extension that links Zotero […]

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Proofing a manuscript

February 6th, 2010 3 Comments

I recently got the proofs back for an accepted manuscript and had to go about making sure the editors didn’t screw anything up when they typeset the text. One way I’ve done this in the past (idea via Gabrielle!) is to coerce a co-author into helping me read the entire manuscript. Backwards. One conspirator reads […]

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