References and Citations: Part 3—More Referencing Styles

References and Citations: Part 3—More Referencing Styles

As we previously discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, there are several styles of referencing.  As a recap: all reference styles tend to include similar elements: the title, author, and date, but they have different formatting conventions (i.e., the order of the elements, capitalization, etc.).  Often times, dissertation committees will ask you to use the reference style most commonly used in that discipline; however, your university may prefer the use of a different referencing system, so check with your professor or syllabus.

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Everything You Need to Know About References and Citations: Part 1

Everything You Need to Know About References and Citations: Part 1

When you conduct your research, it is important to record the details of all the information you find to provide accurate references, and to assist you or the reviewers to locate the information again later.  Many styles are used for citation referencing.  When you are given thesis or dissertation guidelines, check which style of referencing your advisor or committee asks you to use.  If you don’t check, and you use a style that is not the one stated in your guidelines, you could lose points. 

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Responding to Your Graduate Advisor’s Negative Feedback

Responding to Your Graduate Advisor’s Negative Feedback

Sent a draft to your advisor and got it back dripping with red ink? Does it mean that you should quit? Not at all! How, then, should you handle negative feedback from your advisor?

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Establishing Yourself in Your Career: Why You Should Consider Warmth and Competence

Establishing Yourself in Your Career: Why You Should Consider Warmth and Competence

As you start your career, you may consider going into academia or industry. Either way, the career path you choose can affect how others view you—even without knowing anything about you. This type of stereotyping allows people to make fast decisions about a person’s intentions. Is this person good or bad? So how will others perceive you when you begin your new career?

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Academic Job Search? 3 Rules You Must Follow

Academic Job Search? 3 Rules You Must Follow

Decided academia is right for you? Here are 3 rules to guide you in your job search.

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Conference Tips: Presenting a Paper

Conference Tips: Presenting a Paper

About to give a paper talk at a conference? Here are some solid tips to ensure success:

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Peter
Here are some more tips: Get to the room early - It lets you relax a little, lets you find out any technology things you have to ... Read More
Saturday, 31 August 2013 08:30
SaraB
Great tips!! I totally agree w/animations on a powerpoint. I once saw a talk where all the bullet points were giant cutesy flowers... Read More
Saturday, 07 September 2013 05:48
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Conference Tips: Presenting a Poster

Conference Tips: Presenting a Poster

Are you about to present a poster at a research conference? Here are some tips to ensure a great poster session:

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Peter
Good tips! I'll add some. Get some business cards. They are very cheap (you can have them made up at Staples or similar places... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:41
SaraB
Thanks for the tips, Peter! I love the business card idea, and I totally agree that less is better than more. I used to make the m... Read More
Sunday, 18 August 2013 13:13
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Conference Presentations: Poster or Talk?

Conference Presentations: Poster or Talk?

Presenting your research at a conference? Should you present a poster or a paper? Here are some pros and cons of both.

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zmirtsching
Are there any other types of presentations? Or are these the two main types?
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:56
Peter
I have seen a few others. At some conferences there are "hands on workshops" and "pre conference training" - these are probably no... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:34
SaraB
@zmirtsching, thanks for your question! I've seen another category at conferences called "symposium session." That usually consist... Read More
Thursday, 01 August 2013 04:37
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On Babies and Dissertations: Part 3

On Babies and Dissertations: Part 3

I recently had the experience of expecting my first baby a month before I graduated. Throughout the process, I accidentally learned several tips to graduating on time with a PhD.

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On Babies and Dissertations: Part 2

On Babies and Dissertations: Part 2

I recently had the experience of expecting my first baby a month before I graduated. Throughout the process, I accidentally learned several tips to graduating on time with a PhD.

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On Babies and Dissertations: Part 1

On Babies and Dissertations: Part 1

I recently had the experience of expecting my first baby a month before I graduated and accidentally learned tips on graduating on time with a PhD.

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New Grad Student? Become a Great Job Candidate Now! Part 2

New Grad Student? Become a Great Job Candidate Now! Part 2

Perhaps you’re anticipating entering your first year of grad school or maybe you’re just starting your graduate career. There’s a lot to take in during your first couple years, but now is the perfect time to become the superstar job candidate when you graduate.

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Welcome to BillG's Blog!

Welcome to BillG's Blog!

This blog will be a place where I will be discussing many aspects of academic life, and share experiences from my previous graduate career at the University of Oregon Institute of Molecular Biology, to my current role as a senior postdoc with both research  (studying Molecular Developmental Biology at Stony Brook University) and teaching (at Brooklyn College) components, and hopefully in the future to describe the search and transition to a tenure track academic position.  

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