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Productive Researcher Portal: Home

Advanced research tips and tools for graduate students and faculty. Looking for more basic research help? Check out Research DIY.

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Literature Searching

Strategies for a focused, comprehensive, and efficient literature search.
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Cited Reference Searching

Quickly find sources that have cited a previously published work.
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Finding Dissertations & Theses

Locate dissertations and theses relevant to your research.
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Researching with Google Scholar

Get the most out of Google Scholar’s useful tools for finishing up your lit review.
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Planning & Sustaining Your Dissertation / Thesis

Tips for creating and maintaining momentum in your writing process.
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Writing a Literature Review

Learn common writing conventions for literature reviews and strategies for organizing and synthesizing sources.
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Finding a Journal to Publish In

Identify journals in your field and determine their potential for publishing your research.
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Understanding Metrics/Altmetrics

Learn how to find author and journal metrics like h-index and impact factor and get started using alternative metrics.
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Working with Reviewer Comments

Tips for interpreting and responding to reviewer and committee comments.
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EndNote

Citation Management.
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Evernote

Note Taking.
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Write Honey

Writing Productivity.
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Momentum

Personal Dashboard.
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Managing Your Data

Learn about the data life cycle and get started with your data management plan.
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Books for Productive Researchers / Writers

Find books written for graduate students conducting research and writing dissertations and theses.
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Advice for Productive Researchers / Writers

Read blogs and join discussions for graduate researchers and writers.
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SIGS PLAN

Find upcoming professional development workshops and events offered through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

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