Reference Management Course


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Mini Workshop

Memulai menulis dari daftar pustaka: bagaimana mengelola referensi

Hari/tanggal: Rabu, 28Jan2015
Jam: 13-16
Tempat: R. Hilmi Panigoro, GL lt 2

Terbuka utk umum. Tempat terbatas.



Download dan install:

zotero app, connector to firefox, connector to MsWord/LibreOffice.

Diharapkan bawa laptop dgn baterai terisi penuh.

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Starting PhD in a {free} way

Here’s the list of the tools to start a PhD. Not in an old-fashioned way, but in a {free} way. All the tools in the list are crossplatform, avaialble in Linux, Mac, and Win.

1. Office suite: LibreOffice, OpenOffice and their forks, or use LaTEX.

2. Reference manager: Zotero, Mendeley, JabRef.

3. Note-taker: Evernote.

4. image processor: Gimp.

5. Diagram maker: Dia, VUE.

6. statistics and programming: R, Python.

7. Blogging: Markdown syntax.

8. GIS: QGIS, GRASS GIS, Post GIS And you may continue the list.



Starting a PhD: 5 things 1st

Yesterday was the first day of a journey assisting a PhD student. His research is on hydrogeology for regional planning.

My five to do list suggestions for him were:

  1. Go social and build your own scientific network: activate your socmed acc (FB/twitter/Google+) and scientific media acc (eg ResearchGate, ResearchID),
  2. Start academic blogging: set up your own blog (at wordpress/blogger) and repository,
  3. Set up a reference management system: sign up an acc at or, download the app and plugins for Firefox and WordProcessor.
  4. Set up a filling system: buy binders, create systematic folders on your drive, create acc on cloud note-taking app (eg Evernote) and download the app.
  5. Start to write: bear in mind that there will be no semester without at least a paper to write an a talk to share.

And you’re good to go.

Hari gini tidak pakai socmed.





(image: private collection, Regression Model Course, Coursera, Prof. B. Caffo)

Creative Common License

I made some new course materials for the Reference Management mini course. I will make the documents available online via my SlideShare acc. “Attribution CC-BY” license is applied to all docs, hence I let the audience to:

distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.

And also by using this kind of license, I expect maximum dissemination and use of my materials, especially for education purposes.

Read more here.

Attention to participants: Intro to R and Reference Management


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For Intro to R and Reference Management course participant.

Be sure to download and install all the required softwares prior to enter the class.

1) R base from
2) R Studio from
3) zotero app, zotero addins for firefox, zotero addins for MsWord/LibreOffice from

See you later in class.

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