“Y en a point comme nous!” (There are none like us!). Like probably all nations on Earth, Swiss people are often convinced to live in a special (and God-blessed) country, the “land of milk and money”, as an irreverent Englishman wrote once. Apart from its gorgeous landscapes, Switzerland has many particular features, not always positive. As a new cohort of students arrives to spend some time here, we have selected books and films to introduce them to Switzerland and Geneva.Continue reading “Welcome to Geneva!”
Second-year master’s students are now toiling over their theses, which is hard enough in this beautiful weather. Some of them may also be burdened by a nagging doubt: what if I were suspected of plagiarism? Plagiarism can have severe consequences for the culprit and even ruin political careers years later. Here is what you should know about plagiarism and how to avoid it.Continue reading “Plagiarism – the capital sin in academia?”
Big news for Zotero addicts! Version 6 was released along with an iOS app for iPhones and iPads. They should make your writing workflow smoother, from PDF management to notes and citations. Join us on a guided tour of the new options and a reminder of how notes can play a central role in your workflow.Continue reading “From reading to citing: the new Zotero workflow”
The academic publication landscape is complex and moving. Accessing the article you need should be simple, but often proves harder than expected. Here are some tips and tools which can help you on a daily basis.Continue reading “Getting (legal) access to research articles”
You already master the basics, but would like to know some tricks to use Zotero in a more efficient way. We hear you. Here are 10 tips advanced Zotero users should know about.