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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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New Ways of Assessing Faculty

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Assessing the productivity and success of university faculty members is a difficult, inexact science. Many institutions have traditionally assessed employees’ work in three areas: teaching, research and service. But in an age where the lines between these three areas are often blurred, is […]

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Avoiding Common CV Mistakes

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The curriculum vitae, or CV, is the most important professional document in the world of academics, and is used frequently as a tool in hiring, promotion, tenure, and other decisions at colleges and universities. A great CV can help highlight a well-qualified candidate’s […]

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Top Tips for Getting Published in an Academic Journal

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. If you have ever considered writing for an academic journal, then you are aware of how competitive it is to get published. With editors having varied expectations to the structure of your paper, to determining the best way for responding to reviewer feedback, […]

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Important Considerations in Online Faculty Evaluations

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Evaluations and assessments of faculty are a fixture of university life. Faculty members are evaluated for many reasons: annual review, tenure, and promotion, to name a few. Faculty members also participate in these processes from both sides: being evaluated, and being evaluators of […]

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