Here are some of the
tools and tricks which I use frequently and appreciate constantly.
- Article Manager: A fabulously simple
way of keeping track of articles, books, clippings, and all the other
'stuff' we accumulate when we are interested in a topic.
- APA style guide: A crude but effective
guide to APA style for references and citations
- Writing Your Best: For students,
tips on writing great papers.
- QuoteLocator (screen shot, picture):
This is a Macintosh HyperCard program I use CONSTANTLY when writing.
In it I keep notes and quotes from articles I read, with keywords. I
can then select a sentence and click a button which copies the material
to the clipboard and puts a correct citations after it (e.g. 74% of
peretrators directly told the child not to tell others about the abuse.
(Berliner & Conte, 1990). The program can also gather together all
notes and quotes by one or two keywords (depression and abuse), or can
spit out a bib on any of the topics for which I have keywords. If you
would like a copy to evaluate, let me know.