Review: Paperpile Citation Manager

Are you addicted to Google Docs and are looking for a citation manager, PDF reader, or research workflow system? Do you wish you could just cite while you write in Google docs like you do with Zotero or Mendeley in Word? Do you have an extra $36 a year to spare? Then you might want […]

Meet Elizabeth Wickes, Data Curation Specialist

This post is the third in our series profiling the expertise housed in the Scholarly Commons and our affiliate units in the University Library. Today we are featuring Elizabeth Wickes, Data Curation Specialist. What is your background education and work experience? I started in psychology and then moved to sociology. I also have a secretarial […]

Running low on Zotero storage? Sync your files through a cloud storage service

I’ve recently returned to using Zotero for collecting, organizing, and citing references after not having used the software for a couple of years. While I was a bit rusty, it only took a couple of days for me to get up and running at my previous level of Zotero expertise (which really wasn’t that high […]

Utilizing EverNote to Keep Your Research Organized

Sick of juggling Word documents and notebooks? Trying to find a way to keep your research organized? EverNote may be the tool you need! EverNote is a popular program that can be accessed from the web, but also downloaded as software on your computer, or as an app on your mobile device or tablet. It […]

Data Cite – Find, Identify, and Cite Datasets

Data Cite a non-profit organization created to establish easier access to research data,  increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record, and support data archiving.  This organization seeks to bring institutions, researchers and other interested groups together to address the challenges of making research data accessible and visible.  Through collaboration, […]

Want Your Data to Last? Pay Attention to File Formats

When managing your own digital research data, do not take the file formats you use for granted. A file format is a standardized way to structure the data stored in a computer file, and is most easily recognizable by the dot and “extension,” typically of two to four letters, at the end of its name […]

College of LAS Survey Research Tools

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) has recently purchased licenses for the online survey research tools Surveygizmo and Qualtrics. Both tools offer users the ability to create online surveys. Who is eligible to use this software? Only LAS faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates registered in a LAS course are eligible to use this […]

ATLAS Offers Data Consulting, Free Online Tools, Workshops, and More

The college of LAS has recently purchased college-wide licenses for the online survey research tools: Surveygizmo and Qualtrics.  These accounts are free to faculty and students.  To request an account please use the following link: ATLAS also offers:— A free questionnaire design workshop  and assistance with programing online surveys:–An open computer lab with knowledgeable staff […]

ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open Lab Fall Schedule Now Available

Colleagues at the ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open Lab have released their Fall service hours and workshop series. The ATLAS workshop series covers ATLAS.ti, ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and Questionnaire Design. These workshops are available only to the University of Illinois community and are being offered at no cost. The ATLAS Statistics/GIS Open lab (2043 Lincoln Hall) […]

Capturing the Conference Conversation: Part 1 of 3

Conference attendance is a significant part of professional development for graduate students, researchers, and faculty members. Conference attendees are increasingly using Twitter as a medium for discussion as well as to share resources, tools, and research at these events. However there is a challenge in consulting the “backchannel” in the days after the conference – […]