Five Reasons to Use Evernote for Academic Research


Evernote is a note-taking and clipping application that lets you save all kinds of things to various project-oriented “notebooks.” Their motto is “Remember Everything,” and they certainly do help you with that. It has a desktop application, browser plugins, and mobile device apps galore that you can sync, so all of your clippings, notes and notebooks are the same from whatever device you access them from. In this post Kim gives an overview of Evernote, and then gives five reasons why she uses Evernote for her research.

Doing Academic Research with Zotero


You’ve probably heard of the reference management tool Zotero – in this post, Kim writes about her experiences using Zotero for research – through its ability to collect, organize, and cite sources.

Using Microsoft Word for Managing Citations

Create a New Source with the Citation Manager

Until recently, I used Scrivener for all my writing projects.  However, when I started to share drafts with my writing group and my advisors, everyone used Microsoft’s Word comments and track changes to mark up my writing.  Rather than deal importing and exporting from Scrivener, I thought I would try Word again.  When starting to […]

Organizing Your Research with DEVONthink Pro Office

Devonthink Pro Office Logo

When it comes to organizing research, the humanities scholar has any number of options. Most of us need to be able to organize a mix of notes, images, articles, and other kinds of documents in a way that allows us to group them in different ways. I eventually decided that DEVONthink Pro Office (available for OS X) makes the most sense to me to store the ten thousand or so items that make up my dissertation research.

Five Things Scrivener Can Do for You (Besides Word Processing)


Writing and organizing research for a large project can be a frustrating task. Scrivener, an application designed just for this purpose, works great as a word processor and all-around writing workspace. In this post, Kim talks about the things that Scrivener can do for you.

On Experts and Expertise with Paul Heideman (Podcast)

Gene Roche sits down with W&M biology professor Paul Heideman to talk about research in the field of expertise and how to apply it to student learning. In this podcast, they talk about what it means to be an expert as well as how experts think about and solve problems differently than novices.