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Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: October 11, 2019

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This week's collection of articles from around the web includes such topics as the user-centric future of academic research software, crowd-funding research projects, writing the thesis from the middle, evaluative focus groups, citations of friends and reviewers, and roadblocks to better open access models. We close the collection with a book review of two new guides to academic life and and a new approach to keeping up with academic publications - knowledge mapping. Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.” As you work this week, may you continue to grow through what you read in a way that lets you produce more from what you write. Happy writing!

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