Keep up with literature
Notes from this post.
- Use an app. I (Gao) have been using RSS feads. Others have mentioned Read RXMD, PubCrawler, Google Scholar (updates feature), alerts from journals, Twitter, Pubchase, TOC of favorite journal, talk to others, readcube.
- Every morning, read abstracts. Save some relevant ones for later to read deeper.
- Every Friday use a regular time block to read in details of the most relevant ones. Blog about it or Twit it within 140 characters.
- Download all papers and read them in chunks.
- Summer is best time for reading.
- Keep organized and able to backtrack is most challenging.
- Need to draw a line between specificity and sensitivity.
- Write grants and papers.
- Play with different tools and establish a reading routine.
Read broader papers
- Papers that cited my papers
- Papers that cites an interesting paper or papers that the interesting paper cites
- Google search
- By Journal
- Crucial papers: from colleagues, conferences, meetings.
- Important papers will be cited so often that it is impossible to miss.
- Do not try to read all at once.
- I organize literature with
mendeleywhich seems a very popular choice as of today.
- I use a phone app called
researchto subscribe feeds from journals. Biorxiv papers are supported by this app. It also can be linked to a Mendeley account.