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How to Get Free VPS
Hi guys. Today we shall be discussing how to get free VPS for your personal use. VPS means Virtual Private Server. It is somewhat different from an RDP- Remote Desktop Protocol, which is a Mircosoft proprietary technology used to connect to a remote Windows computer. One could say a VPS is similar to a virtual machine (VM) in a lot of ways but offers much more than a VM can. A VPS runs its own Operating system, which could be either a Linux or Windows OS. ...
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How to Find Stuff Online Like a Pro | Softwares, Courses, and Many More
Today I am going to be discussing how to find stuff online like a Pro- Softwares, Courses, and Many More. This tutorial is coming up at this time based on popular demand. Introduction Often times we find out that we need some resources from the internet. We are at a loss where to start searching from, which website to visit and what not. We most ultimately settle down to use the Good 'ol Google search. Yes your guess is as good as mine! We are also going to be using Google for this guide. Google is arguably the most commonly used search engine all over the world. It has proved to be a very powerful tool in the hands of those who know their ways around it. Don't worry, this guide isn't going to be about lots of coding. You just need to type in ONE line of search queries. That's all!! Understanding what a Top Level Domain (TLD) is Websites need to have a domain name that points to their IP address. Several of…
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How to Optimize the Use of Mendeley Desktop
Introduction | Today I will be discussing another very important tweak in Mendeley- how to tweak and optimize the use of Mendeley. This will help to: Optimize Storage Space,Ensure Fast Synchronization, andReduce Internet Bandwidth/Data Usage When Using Mendeley. Mendeley is one of the widely used Reference Management Softwares by researchers, journalists, graduate, and undergraduate students. Occasionally, we encounter some issues (not a bug in the software per se) when using Mendeley. Three of the commonly encountered issues are: 1. The synchronization of Mendeley contents takes too long to complete- Poorly Optimized Mendeley Desktop You may have noticed that your Mendeley Desktop application takes a long time to completely synchronize contents between your Mendeley web account and the Desktop application. This process of synchronization is very important and serves to ensure the efficient and effective use of Mendeley. In other words, it helps to optimize the functionality of your Mendeley Desktop application. How is this so? Whenever you add references to your Mendeley account, you need to synchronize it. This can be done by either clicking on the…
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How to Use Unpaywall
Introduction | Today I will walk us through how to use Unpaywall to access millions of Open Access copies of Paywalled Journal articles easily. Researching hers are often faced with the problem of how to search for articles and journals they wish to use in their works, more so now they have a huge number of paywall restricted and Open Access journal articles to search and select from. Libraries in developing countries are constrained by lack of funds, so subscriptions to scientific journals is almost non-existent and even where available, are not regular and also poorly maintained. Researchers in these countries are thus left with no other choice but to source alternatives. The number of Open Access journal articles is fast increasing as more publishers embrace the concept of Open Access to scientific research articles. It would be a Herculean task for researchers to have to surf through thousands of publisher journals and millions of articles. While paywall restricted journal articles can be accessed through the infamous Sci-hub site (often dubbed as 'Illegal'), Unpaywall boasts…
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How to Use Citationsy In-Built Sci-hub Plugin

Today, I am going to discuss about how to use Citationsy in-built Sci-hub plug-in to search for and download research papers and articles behind a paywall restricted access for free. Citationsy is a web-based Reference Management System. It can be used to generate in-text citations and bibliographies amongst other uses. Read our post here to find out more. 1 Citationsy can also be used as an alternative way to access paywall restricted research papers and articles, using its in-built Sci-hub plug-in called Citationsy Archives. To use this feature, follow the guide below:

  1. Visit the Citationsy website 2 and signup to open a free account.
  2. Click on Citationsy Archive
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How Use Citationsy- A Worthwhile Alternative to Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote

Today, I will be discussing on how to use a very worthwhile alternative to the other popular Reference Managers such as Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote. While the aforementioned Reference Managers are quite good and feature-rich, this doesn’t prevent us from exploring other alternatives that are equally good. Here at EduTechTainMent, we aim to provide you with all the available resources and tools you need to have a seamless, hitch-free and fun-filled research using technology. You would be spoiled for choice. Now let’s dive in.

How to Install Mendeley Desktop on Windows PC
Today I will be explaining how to install Mendeley Desktop on your windows PC and have it up and running. I guess we all know what Mendeley is, if you don't, then read this post to know what it is. Follow these steps below:Step 1: Download the Mendeley Desktop installation file for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux 32 bit OS.Step 2: After installing the Mendeley Desktop application downloaded from the above link, the next step is to download and install the Mendeley Web Importer for chrome browser, Moxilla Firefox browser depending on your browser choice.Step 3: The last step is to install the Microsoft Office or LibreOffice Mendeley Citation Plug-in. This can easily be done through the Mendeley Desktop application installed in step 1 above. Open the Desktop application, go to the tools tab on the application and click on "Install MS Word Plugin". Ensure your MS Word is closed before installing the Mendeley MS Word Citation plugin.That is all. Start enjoying the use of your Reference Manager Software- Mendeley 
How to Insert Multiple In-Text Citations In MS Word using Mendeley
Today I will be discussing how to insert multiple in-text citations in MS Word using Mendeley. We can use Mendeley to insert single or multiple in-text citations when the need arises. It is quite simple and straight forward. Follow the steps below to insert multiple in-text citations:1. With your word processor application open (for example MS Word) type in words you need to cite from multiple sources, and then click on ALT + M key on your keyboard. This opens a Mendeley dialog box on your MS Word application.2. In the search bar of the dialog box, type in the name of the author or the title of the article you need to cite. When you are done selecting the article, click on the ENTER key on your keyboard. This chooses the article to be inserted into the MS Word as in-text citation.3. Repeat step 2 above again to select and choose another reference source to cite. Repeat the process multiple times to select multiple references to insert as in-text citations. 4. When you are done…
How to Choose a Reference Management Software to Use

Today I will be discussing about factors to consider when making a choice of the Reference Management Software to use.  

There are many Reference Managers available and one is spoiled for choice. Factors that determine ones choice of a Reference Management Software include:

  1. Ease of use: some researchers prefer Reference Managers with a relatively less steeper learning curve and easy to setup and use.
  2. Recommendation: It is also most likely that some will go for a Reference Manager recommended by friends and colleagues. This ensures they have someone readily available and willing to guide them through the initial setup and use.

 

How to Generate and Insert Bibliography into Your Articles Using Mendeley Desktop
Today, I will be explaining how to generate and insert bibliography into your articles using Mendeley Desktop. This is so easy to accomplish with just a click. It saves one a whole lot of stress encountered when creating bibliographies manually. It also offers the advantage of quick and easy editing and reformatting to suit changes in bibliographic and referencing styles. In addition, it helps to ensure that your bibliography only contains articles you have cited in your work.To generate bibliographies using Mendeley Desktop, ensure you have imported articles/references you wish to use in your bibliohraphy into Mendeley and have cited them in your work using in-text citations formatted as Mendeley fields. If you are new to Mendeley, and wish to learn how to do this, read this post. follow the below steps to generate and insert bibliohraphy into your articles:Step 1: Ensure you have selected the citation style you wish to use in your article. This can be done by clicking on the REFERENCES tab on MS Word. Under the Mendeley-Cite-O-Matic box, click on STYLE to select from the…