Research

MOOC’s: New Sources of Training

With the current structure of university studies, most doctoral programs in Spain do not have specific and transversal courses because they have been transferred to some specific master’s degrees. Therefore, students should seek alternative sources of training to supplement the knowledge they are acquiring in their doctoral program. One of these alternative sources of […]

By |Thursday, September 25 2014|Research, Teaching|Comments Off on MOOC’s: New Sources of Training

Mendeley: My favorite reference manager

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

This software allow us:

Automatically generate bibliographies.
Collaborate easily with other researchers online.
Easily import papers from other research software.
Find relevant papers based on what youre reading.
Access your papers from anywhere online.

See […]

By |Wednesday, September 10 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Mendeley: My favorite reference manager

LISS 2015 – Study of the robustness of the European air routes network (conference)

We have attended again to the International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2014), in its fourth edition held in Berkeley (USA). There we have presented a paper about Air Transport in Europe.
Armengol, X., Fernandez, V., Sallan, J.M. and Simo, P. (2014). Study of the robustness of the European air routes network. […]

By |Saturday, July 26 2014|Research|Comments Off on LISS 2015 – Study of the robustness of the European air routes network (conference)

Latex: Editing of scientific papers

As we discussed in a previous post, the user inserts the contents of a document in a structured manner following its semantic value in text editors WYSIWYM, rather than in its final form. The main advantage of these text editors is that there is a complete separation between content and presentation. The user is […]

By |Monday, July 14 2014|Research, Software, Teaching|Comments Off on Latex: Editing of scientific papers

Evernote: a notebook for all

Who does not know Evernote? It is considered that Evernote is one of 10 applications that everyone should carry in their smartphone, but it is also available for computers. Evernote is a service to do, manage and organize notes of any kind and at any time through the cloud, so you can always access […]

By |Wednesday, July 2 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Evernote: a notebook for all

What is a literature review?

One common step in the process to develop a research is the literature review. There are many misunderstandings about what a literature review is. For this reason, today I’m going to summarize a very interesting paper that I have just found about this issue. Here you have the reference:
Rowe, F. (2014). What literature review […]

By |Tuesday, June 17 2014|Research|Comments Off on What is a literature review?

Projects: A documents manager for researchers

The software Projects by Digital Sciencie allows scientific researchers to organize their research outputs in a safe, simple and structured way, helping to track the whole research process.

We can define Projects as a documents manager with vitamins for researchers. With Projects, we will be able to:

Create projects
Define a hierarchical structure based on collections (by […]

By |Tuesday, May 20 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Projects: A documents manager for researchers

Reference Manager: Introduction

One of the most popular and well known products in the academic community are reference managers. They are programs or tools that facilitate the storage, organization and control of our references. More specifically to create, maintain, organize, share and shape the references of articles (journal), books or other documents from different information sources (databases, […]

By |Wednesday, May 7 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Reference Manager: Introduction

FUTUR: New website for the scientific production of UPC researchers

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech has just released FUTUR: its new website for scientific production. The truth is that the new website looks great. In my opinion, the best site of this kind that I’ve seen in my life.

I attach the link to my profile at FUTUR: http://futur.upc.edu/VicencFernandezAlarcon

By |Thursday, April 24 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on FUTUR: New website for the scientific production of UPC researchers

Text editors: Mellel

As I said a few weeks ago, today I’m going to start posting a serie of posts about text editors for technical and scientific texts. Today I start with the first editor I used about 10 years ago: Mellel for MAC OSX.

Mellel is the flagship product of private enterprise RedleX located in Tel Aviv, […]

By |Wednesday, April 23 2014|Research, Software|Comments Off on Text editors: Mellel