(Flow of Scientific Information, University of Waterloo, 2007)
What kinds of document do scientists and engineers use
- Peer review: researchers validating each others work before publication
- Kinds of documents:
- patents: government granted license to an invention
- standards: agreed upon methodology: ie 802.11
- journals: research results presented in a periodical/magazine. Peer reviewed.
- trade literature: discipline-specific magazines. Not Peer Reviewed.
- popular press: regular newspapers, magazines, websites. Not peer reviewed.
- conference proceedings: research results presented at a meeting. Often peer reviewed, but not always.
- technical report: description of a solution to a specific problem. Not peer reviewed.
- reference: encyclopedias, tables, data collections, properties
- manuals: lab methods, programming languages, operating systems
- monographs: general topics
- technical specifications: how a system, device or component works, ie circuit diagrams, software package
Mendeley is the main citation manager for the various science and technology fields.
Zotero is the main citation manager used in the humanities and social sciences.
Websites such as the Citation Machine can be also helpful in setting up references.
York's SPARK modules have lots of information about writing, referencing and how to avoid mistakes in attribution.
My topics: Using virtual labs in biology
- lab experiments web
- virtual laboratory and distance learning
- laboratory and mooc
- Online labs
- virtual laboratories
- web-based laboratories
- laboratory simulations
- biology and virtual laboratory
- biology and laboratory simulations and teaching
Model organisms (list of model organisms)
- Biology and model organisms
- model organism and Caenorhabditis elegans
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