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The Value of a Library’s Role with Electronic Faculty Evaluation Systems

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   More and more colleges and universities are exploring the idea of switching from spreadsheets to an electronic system for managing its faculty activity reporting and evaluation processes. These electronic systems have many benefits associated with them since they are specifically designed for […]

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Ten Practical Tips for Improving Your Academic Writing

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The thought of writing an academic paper makes many working in the field of academics uncomfortable, even if they are considered an expert about their field. They often do not know how to get started with writing an academic paper, and are naturally concerned […]

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The Importance of a Closer Partnership Between Academic Researchers and IT

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   A closer partnership between academic researchers and IT teams is becoming integral to the success of academic research. Researchers hold a pivotal role at universities, as the impact of their efforts are indispensable. The advancements in technology, health, and all fields of […]

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Uniting Students and Researchers with ResearchConnection

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. In an effort to change the way researchers and students connect with each other professionally, a group of students have formed ResearchConnection, an online platform that allows students to search for and apply to research-related jobs and projects at colleges and universities across […]

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Google Scholar: A Starting Point for Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Google has built an ecosystem that many consider indispensable, and its most commonly used aspect is the search engine. However, using the search engine for research purposes is a bit of a gamble. Finding credible sources can be difficult, especially with the large […]

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A New Format for Researchers

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. One of the most crucial aspects of the research process is the collaboration between researchers. PDF has been the go-to format for researchers since it’s inception; however, ResearchGate.net, a web-based social networking solution, is innovating upon the tried and true format. Both Adobe […]

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ORCID’s Solution to Name Ambiguity in Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. There is a level of uncertainty that comes when searching through research paper author lists. Distinguishing whether or not you are looking at the right “John Smith” can often times become problematic. Because the world is more interconnected than ever, the likelihood of […]

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Top Five Social Networking Tools for Supporting Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The process of completing an academic paper can be a long and arduous one. While it’s not impossible to do it alone, it can be impractical. There will be times when you will want other individuals (i.e. professors, researchers, etc.) to assist you […]

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Top Tips for Improving Your Academic Cover Letter

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. It is safe to assume that if you are submitting a CV for an academic position, an academic cover letter will be coming along with it. An academic cover letter is your opportunity to let potential employers know why you are the perfect fit […]

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Preparing for External Tenure Evaluations

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Though the decline of tenure-track positions in academia has been widely publicized, the promise of tenure remains a highly motivating factor for new faculty members at colleges and universities. As part of the tenure-review process, many institutions require feedback from an external evaluator — […]

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