Category Archives: Research methods

mostly about how to find and cite research materials

Zotero to Endnote: part III

This is the latest update of a note I first posted four years ago. Below is a summary of what I’m trying to do, then the revised solution. I use both Zotero and Endnote to do bibliographies. References that I … Continue reading

Posted in Research methods, software | Comments Off on Zotero to Endnote: part III

Two sources for the Weisberg Collection

There are currently two places to get materials from the Weisberg collection. The main source is naturally the website that Hood College set up for the collection.  The second source is Archive.org. The Archive.org now has a “copy” of the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Research methods | Comments Off on Two sources for the Weisberg Collection

The Weisberg Collection

While looking up some names from articles in Studies in Intelligence, I ran into another interesting on-line resource: the Harold Weisberg Archive, hosted at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. When a number of CIA names kept turning up at the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Research methods | Comments Off on The Weisberg Collection

Idle reading

I confess to reading stuff on the internet when I should be working. Before you drag me off and shoot me, try this site. What is this? It is a sortable index to every article that has been declassified from … Continue reading

Posted in History, Intelligence, Research methods | Comments Off on Idle reading

A Historical Relic?

I recently ran across the Qing Research Portal, a website which unfortunately has stopped updating. It offers the “ECCP Reader”, an electronic version of Hummel’s Eminent Chinese of the Ch’ing Period, but the Windows version is not available, so I … Continue reading

Posted in History, Republican China, Research methods | Comments Off on A Historical Relic?

The Green Gang and the Blue Villa

Over the last four or five years, I’ve put in many hours looking at the details of Sterling Seagrave’s 1985 book, The Soong Dynasty. The book describes the rise and fall of China’s influential Soong family, and its connections with … Continue reading

Posted in History, Republican China, Research methods | Comments Off on The Green Gang and the Blue Villa

Moving references from Zotero to Endnote: Part I

how to export zotero references with file links, without actually copying the files as well. Continue reading

Posted in Research methods, software | Comments Off on Moving references from Zotero to Endnote: Part I

et al.+++

Aubert, B., M. Bona, Y. Karyotakis, J. P. Lees, V. Poireau, E. Prencipe, X. Prudent, V. Tisserand, J. Garra Tico, E. Grauges, L. Lopez, A. Palano, M. Pappagallo, G. Eigen, B. Stugu, L. Sun, G. S. Abrams, M. Battaglia, D. … Continue reading

Posted in Research methods | Comments Off on et al.+++

Backing up and recovering Endnote libraries

I try to back up every file that gets changed in my working directory every day or two. This is not a problem except for one program: Endnote, still my main bibliography manager. Unlike 99% of all programs, even if … Continue reading

Posted in Research methods, software | Comments Off on Backing up and recovering Endnote libraries