|Finding bibliographical data
||Finding bibliographical data
|You make one or more bibliography files organized
by subject or by author. I once saw a professor who maintained fifteen
bibliography files by subject. Problem: You have to open the file
to find a source. If it is not there, you need to open another file until
you see the source or discover it's not in your bibliography files.
||Suppose you are looking for "Tillich, Systematic
Theology." Press "T." Scholar's Aid already locates the first author whose
name starts with "T." A few more letters will locate the author. You will
see the title in the source list. That's it.
|You divide a file into several sections by subject or
source. You keep several files. Enter data sequentially. You have to open
a file and find the location where the new data should be inserted. Furthermore,
the source of your data (if any) should be included so that you can use
it when you write a paper. You know you have to search for the source in
the way described earlier.
||Click a tab that represents a file. The data
is organized hierarchically in a tree structure. Select a folder and press
F5. Enter data. Link it to its source by clicking. Done.
|Finding notes data
||Finding notes data
|You use the find or search function of a word processor.
To find subsequent occurrences, you have to click the FIND NEXT button.
Most word processors do not support AND and OR operations.
||Using a search engine that permits users AND, OR, and
Bracketing operations. Ex. "CHURCH AND (GOD OR JESUS)"
|Transferring data to a document
||Transferring data to a document
|You cut text and paste it into your document. You might
have to find the source from a bibliography file using the method described
above, cut the bibliographical entry, paste it in as a footnote, and modify
it so as to make it look like a footnote.
||When you need the data in your document, just select
the text and press a button. Scholar's Aid transfers the text and makes
a footnote with page number automatically like magic.
|Finishing a project
||Finishing a project
|You modify footnotes from the beginning according
to the order of occurrence (e.g., footnote, short footnote, or Ibid.).
There could be several hundreds or even thousands of these footnotes. If
your thesis advisor asked you to change the order of contents, it would
be an even worse nightmare. You frequently search back to find the first
or the last occurrence of a source. You know there is more. :-(
||PROJECT(next version) keeps track of all
transactions between Scholar's Aid and your project. When you press the
button, Scholar's Aid rearranges all your footnotes and makes a bibliography
or reference list at the end of the document. The only thing you have to
do in addition is to keep smiling. :-)