Hopefully pals, the previous tools have helped you in one way or another in making your writing easy and fun.
Today’s tool is something some of us are already familiar with but I’m going to share it anyway. But before I do, I will like to bring to your attention two little details that we all tend to overlook. It took me two years to discover and two years before benefiting and leveraging on it.
First, is the custom email most universities in Estonia provide to all matriculated students. The custom email from the institutions goes this way: Firstname.Familyname@ttu.ee. It is the first custom email your institution provides you to facilitate research collaboration et al. Be sure to contact your institution on how to access it or you can write me.
Second is the VPN application. Permit I take a bit time on this. The VPN from the university like every other VPN provides access to many online academic databases, just as if you are surfing from the university library.
Many students, particularly those conducting research, often encounter difficulties while accessing these databases from IP that differs from university IP. And in such situations as this, most students generally assume that the journals are not accessible or are not free. Nope, that is not the case. The problem is probably because you are accessing the academic database from an unacademic source (IP). This is where the VPN comes handy.
Get the VPN software from your Librarian and you are good to go from anywhere in the world.
Remember, one of the reasons you pay this much for your university program is to have access to all these resources and facilities. Leverage on them and make the most of your time. You can contact me or any of the association excos for further explanation.
Now, back to our tool of the day.
Rule (tool) number 3/4: Springer Exemplar
Have you been in a situation where you know what you want to write about but not sure or don’t know how to put the words in academic terms? I’m sure you have. Here is one tool that solves that problem. The good thing is that many researchers use and recommend it. In fact, it is also used as a tool to find related resource i.e. articles or journals related to your topic.
Try it out with this link to see an example of how it works: Click here: example
Good luck with it guys and have a wonderful day.