Is Journal Impact Factor Good?

Posted by Eric Margolis on Nov 23, 2020 12:14:55 AM

The debate over Journal Impact Factor (IF) rages on, with no end in sight. Most scientists and experts agree that it is a flawed measurement of how good academic journals are. Yet it may be the best measure out there, and it continues to be broadly used across research and academia.

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Topics: research tool, proactive research, scientific research sources, science, journal impact factor, research evaluation

How to Find Resources for Racial Justice Research

Posted by Eric Margolis on Jun 28, 2020 4:04:32 AM

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As the Black Lives Matter movement makes its voice heard in cities across the US and around the world, one of the most important steps anyone—especially white people—can take is to educate themselves. We all need to educate ourselves on the history and experience of Black people in this country. Even better, we can use peer-reviewed research to understand the systemic problems and make evidence-backed decisions about how to move forward with solving issues of racism and police brutality.

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Topics: research tool, how to research, scientific research sources

To Researchers, RSS Feeds Remain Surprisingly Relevant

Posted by Eric Margolis on Jun 21, 2020 4:11:34 AM

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Your definitive run-down of what RSS feeds are—and how to use them.

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Topics: how to research, scientific research sources

Great Google Chrome Extensions for Scientists and Researchers

Posted by Eric Margolis on Mar 22, 2020 4:48:30 AM
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As the sheer amount of online content and available research continues to explode, scientists are more poised than ever to capitalize on groundbreaking research that can help lead to their own discoveries.

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Topics: research alert services, how to research, scientific research sources

BUTTER Tips and Tricks Edition 2

Posted by Eric Margolis on Sep 2, 2019 10:06:00 AM
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Did you know BUTTER has a powerful tool for tracking and analyzing clinical trials? Here are four quick steps you can take to make the most of the clinical trials tool and get the most precise, up-to-date clinical information.

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BUTTER Tips and Tricks Edition 1

Posted by Eric Margolis on Aug 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM
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Welcome to a new series here at NewsRx - BUTTER tips and tricks! Are you making the most of BUTTER? 

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Topics: FAQ, research alert services, how to research, scientific research sources, Butter tips

The Best Research Alert Services: How to Stay On Top of Your Field

Posted by Eric Margolis on Apr 29, 2019 10:58:00 AM
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Scientific and scholarly researchers have to stay up to date. Keeping up with essential discoveries keeps your knowledge current, saves time and money, and can lead to new, unexpected discoveries.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, research tool, proactive research, research alert services, how to research, scientific research sources