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Research Tool: Google Scholar Alerts

June 17, 2010

Good news! You can now set up automatic email alerts to keep up with new scholarship on whatever research topic you choose.

You are probably already familiar with Google Scholar, the search engine that allows you to search academic journals, books, abstracts, and legal material.

To receive regular updates about new works related to your search query, simply perform a Google Scholar search and click on the envelope icon at the top of the results page. You’ll enter your email address and select the number of new search results you would like to see in each message.

See this post from ResourceShelf on advanced options for Google Scholar alerts.

You can also set up Google alerts for news items if current events interest you. Unlike Google Scholar alerts, these don’t have to be emailed to you; an RSS reader can also retrieve them (choose Deliver to: Feed).

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TWEED Dissertation-to-Book Guide No. 2: Envisioning Your Dissertation as Something Else Entirely

June 15, 2010

Envisioning Your Dissertation as Something Else Entirely

Envisioning Your Dissertation as Something Else Entirely is the second installment in TWEED’s Dissertation-to-Book series of guides. Here, TWEED outlines several options for the dissertation awaiting revision:

  • Craft a scholarly monograph
  • Contribute to an edited dissertation series
  • Parcel the research out into one journal article or several
  • Publish electronically
  • Blaze your own trail entirely

As you weigh the possibilities, consider your own unique situation. Do you have time restraints? Is your next project urgently awaiting your attention? What publication venues are most esteemed in your field? Does your dissertation topic need more space, or would it be best complemented by some additional research? Envisioning Your Dissertation as Something Else Entirely gives you plenty to think about as you and your dissertation move on to bigger and better vistas.

Stay tuned for TWEED Dissertation-to-Book Guide No. 3— Again, for the First Time: Revising Your Manuscript. Walk through the process of re-envisioning, reshaping, and polishing your project.

Guide No. 1, A Dissertation is an Auspicious Beginning, is available here.

Here’s Guide No. 3: Again, for the First Time: Revising Your Dissertation.

And have a look at TWEED’s complete library of resources.

TWEED Creed Desktop Wallpaper No. 2

June 11, 2010

Some Good Old-fashioned Writing...

Prescribe yourself a good dose of writing by making this message your computer background!

This is part of a series: suggest your own upbeat message for writers, and be sure to check out the first TWEED Creed desktop wallpaper.

Some Good Old-fashioned...For PC users (or if your desktop icons are on the left side of the screen): Right-click to save image.

Some Good Old-fashionedFor Mac users (or if your desktop icons are on the right side of the screen): Right-click to save image.

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TWEED’s Guide to Academic Style

June 10, 2010

TWEED Guide to Academic StyleThe TWEED Guide to Academic Style gives you a place to start the sometimes-daunting revision process.

Brush up on the syntactical, grammatical, and tone-related indicators of scholarly writing. Attention to style signals to your readers that you are serious about your research.

Read the guide now to remind yourself of the hallmarks of academic style, and then use it as a checklist as you write and revise.

The PDF document is meant to be printed double-sided, and you’ll get two guides out of the one download. Pass the other along to a friend or colleague!

TWEED Dissertation-to-Book Guide No. 1: A Dissertation is an Auspicious Beginning

June 8, 2010

A Dissertation is an Auspicious BeginningThe first installment in a series, A Dissertation is an Auspicious Beginning introduces the differences between successful dissertations and successful published books. Learn the hallmarks of dissertation style and the characteristics of academic monographs so that, when you’re ready, you can tailor your writing to the task of reaching a wider audience. This inaugural Dissertation-to-Book Guide includes definitions of key terms and tips for getting in a book-like frame of mind.

Stay tuned for TWEED Dissertation-to-Book Guide No. 2: Envisioning Your Dissertation as Something Else Entirely! A book isn’t your only option: this guide will acquaint you with the myriad forms that a revised dissertation can take.

Updates!

And have a look at TWEED’s complete library of resources.

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TWEED Creed Desktop Wallpaper No. 1

June 4, 2010

TWEED Creed No 1

It sure is an excellent time to write, isn’t it? Keep your academic writing at the forefront of your mind with this TWEED Creed desktop wallpaper. This is the first in a series. If you have favorite upbeat sayings you’d like to see TWEEDified, please let me know.

TWEED Academic Editing Wallpaper 01For PC users (or if your desktop icons are on the left side of the screen): Right-click to save image.

TWEED Academic Editing Wallpaper 01For Mac users (or if your desktop icons are on the right side of the screen): Right-click to save image.

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TWEED at Oolicon

May 27, 2010

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I had a wonderful time at Ooligan Press’s Write to Publish conference this weekend. Hearing insider perspectives from the likes of Chuck Palahniuk was a bonus.

I handed out TWEED swag and met with writers, editors, and general literary types. Many folks were kind enough to chat with me at length about graphic design, the editing world, and their current projects (encyclopedic dictionaries!).

Please let me know by emailing tweed@tweedediting.com if you would like any TWEED swag. I’ve got menus of services, guides to academic style, writer-at-work doorknob tags, bookmarks, and calling cards.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Please enjoy the slideshow.