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Resources to Help You do Research Better. Mark Czajkowski. When can programs help you?. Managing references and journal papers Create a database of sources Theoretical calculations (equations) Simulations Post processing. Mathematica.

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when can programs help you
When can programs help you?
  • Managing references and journal papers
    • Create a database of sources
  • Theoretical calculations (equations)
  • Simulations
  • Post processing
  • is the premier all-purpose mathematical software package. It integrates swift and accurate symbolic and numerical calculation, all-purpose graphics, and a powerful programming language
  • Available to all faculty and students
  • Download from Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation
  • Available to Faculty and RA’s and TA’s for Research or Class
  • Installation Instructions
microsoft office
Microsoft Office
  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint, …
  • Available on research computers
  • Ask ITS to install or download from
  • The most advanced post-processor on the market, take your visualizations to new extremes...
  • 20 floating licenses available for research use
  • Contact Mark Czajkowski for more information
ansys fluent
Ansys (Fluent)
  • delivers advanced technology in all key simulation areas
  • Academic Version (limited number of nodes) is available to all students in computer lab
  • Currently, John Daily has 5 seats of Fluent Research Edition
  • SolidWorks 3D design software can help you design better products faster.
  • Available to all students in computer lab

reference managers
Reference Managers
  • Zotero
  • Papers
papers an apple application
Papers: an Apple Application
  • Comprehensive application streamlines references workflow
  • Functionality
    • Download, with all citation metadata
    • Store, sort, highlight PDFs in one location
    • Create archives
    • Read full screen
    • Multiple search and database repositories
    • Export to Bibtex, Endnote, Bookends, Word2008, XML, etc.
  • 30-day trial for any Apple computer
    • $40 full license; $25 with student discount
  • Advantages
    • Works with all operating systems (windows, mac, linux)
    • Free program
    • Organizes references into personal database
    • Accessible from any computer with Zotero installed
    • Database communicates easily with LaTeX
  • Disadvantages
    • Requires browser
    • Not quite as streamlined as Papers when downloading pdfs
  • Browser
    • Find journal articles, books, etc. using EngineeringVillage, ScienceDirect, Chinook, etc.
    • Export citations as Bibtex file
  • Use Bibtex file directly in Latex document (or Word document)
zotero with jabref
Zotero with Jabref
  • Jabref
    • Reference manager
    • Allows you to easily copy cite key into Latex documents
  • a high-quality typesetting system
  • Free software, available for download from the internet
  • Recommended frontends
    • Mac: TeXShop, texmaker
    • Windows: TeXnicCenter
    • Linux: Kile
  • Thesis template and information
  • Cheat Sheet
example working with
Example working with:
  • Zotero, Jabref, and Latex