Bjelkeman's travel notes

Travels with the cloud in my pocket.


Today has mainly been spent on getting PDF files of the relevant documents and entering them into the reference database. If you don’t study at a university it would be prohibitively expensive to actually do any research work. I couldn’t do it as an individual, as there is so much material hidden behind paywalls.

Filed under: Research

Research tools

Something important to me when doing research and writing is to have a good set of tools, which don’t get in the way, when you are trying to write or learn about new things.

Beyond a web browser and a fast internet connection, which has become ridiculously important, I primarily use a reference database and a writing tool. The reference database is Bookends and the writing tools I am experimenting is Scrivener. I also do a fair amount of data visualisations in MS Excel.

The last couple of days I have spent trying to figure out whether Scrivener will actually work for me, I think it may do. But time will tell.

I have a bunch of reference documents which I have started entering into Bookends. This will get me reading again on what I have on the subject I am researching.

Filed under: ITC technology, Research