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What font should I choose for my thesis?: a Thesis Whisperer article

An article “What font should I choose for my thesis?” written by Dr. Janene Carey has been published today on The Thesis Whisperer blog.  This is a sensible article, I feel, for the simple reason that this question haunts many (almost all) researchers. 🙂

Carey has succinctly penned down her arguments on choosing the typeface for thesis.  Readability and legibility should be the key considerations.  The font Constantia for text and Calibri for headings is what seems recommended.  A nice article.

Full article at

Thanks Thesis Whisperer and Dr. Janene Carey.



How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

Journal editors share their advice on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter – and deal with awkward feedback from reviewers.

Read the full article on the Guardian site at

Email ‘rhetoric’?!!

For a person like me who starts every email conversation with a greeting, this post by Mary Beard is a bitter tonic 🙂

“Trust this mail finds you in the best of health”, “Greetings”, “Hope you are doing well” are some of the one liners I throw at the beginning of every email conversation, be it personal or official or business.  This post on Times Online is an eye-opener, at least, to me.

On one hand, teachers like me, are ‘teaching’ email etiquette and niceties to students. Mary, on the other, questions “Are kids now being taught the rhetoric of emails? Is “I hope this email finds you well” or “How do you do” actually being RECOMMENDED?”

Anyway, it’s a good read.  Read it at

Publication Ethics: where do we stand?!

Ever thought of ‘ethics’ in publishing?!

Have you come across or been a part of the scenario where a junior researcher does much of the work, but is deprived of getting his name included in a publication?! Or, a research supervisor or department head insisting that his/her name be included in a publication without contributing anything to it?!

Yes! many of us do encounter such situations.  What is Publication Ethics? Do we have it or lack it? What constitutes authorship?

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) brings forth a discussion document on What constitutes authorship?

Get it at

KnowThis – must know this!

The “knowledge source for marketing since 1998”, is the marketing information section of The WWW Virtual Library. Since 1998, has developed a comprehensive repository of information on marketing and its sister disciplines. The information is well organized in more than 140 topics. A neat tabbed interface is presented with 4 sections, of which the “Tutorials” section is the most sought after. Moreover, one can join the “marketing forums” and discuss the various issues on marketing. The tutorials are presented in well-arranged chapters. “Internet Marketing Insights” provides informatio on real online research.

A treasure for marketing information onlookers, is accessible at

Fly ‘High’ in Research with HighBeam

As says, searching – “More than Search… it’s Research” Find articles on varied disciplines from more than 35 million documents and 3,000 leading publications on, a comprehensive database of free and paid articles. The search may be in HighBeam Library or Web or Reference Search. With an appealing tabbed search interface, HighBeam presents a daunting array of information, well searched and well arranged. You can find articles by subject too. An interesting feature is “Research Group” creation in which you can search only the sources you select.

It’s better experienced than explained 😉

Log on to…now!!!

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians is an excellent web document written exclusively for the library community. Eric H. Schnell takes you through a fascinating journey into the world of the Web. From the rudimentaries to the Advanced concepts of the web are presented in the simplest manner. This document is authored not to serve as an in-depth HTML guide for librarians, but as an introduction to Web content creation. With a well-arranged table of contents, list of more useful readings at the end of each chapter, a compact list of references and a glossary, this document is an indispensable source to gain a minimal knowledge of the web content creation process and tools.

Most interestingly, it is fully free!!!

Check out the table of contents at

Text…full? and free..?

I always wished how nice it would be, if i can find a site where i can get all stuff I want, for free. Not just abstracts, but full text!!! I was really thrilled when I found “A Supplement to every library catalogue on the Planet”. I have found really what I needed to get free and full text.

Just check out

It’s free and full text all around. Go ahead!!!

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