New digital scholarship resources, January 7-14

Welcome to another summary of new digital scholarschip resources added to the Artes Digital Scholarship Community on Zotero (learn more about this group and join with your Zotero account to get the group’s resources right in Zotero on your desktop).

In this edition: reference management tips and tricks, essential reading for those starting out with research on social media or other user-generated content online, a guide to organising and supporting citizen science projects, musings about the role of software in research, a warning shot for researchers who keep data on Google services (sorry), and for inspiration, a very lovely and fascinating visualization of character relationships in The Witcher:

  • Want to start using a reference manager like Zotero, but worried about laboriously transferring every single reference in the long list of sources that you’ve been keeping in Word or elsewhere? AnyStyle converts a list of references into a structured format that can be imported by reference managers and other programs: Keil, S. (n.d.). Retrieved December 23, 2021, from
  • We always recommend using a reference manager like Zotero to automatically generate bibliographies for your articles and ensure that your references section is complete and correct. If you haven’t used a reference manager, however, you can still use Recite to automatically check whether your in-text citations match your list of references: 4cite Labs. (n.d.). Recite: APA and Harvard citations checked instantly. Retrieved December 23, 2021, from
  • A humorous interlude on reproducibility: Ben Golub. (2021, December 24). Economics paper with secret data be like [Tweet]. @ben_golub.
  • A great summary of what researchers should keep in mind when using data from social media in their projects: Centre for Data, Culture, and Society. (2021). Social media research: Ethical guidance for researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh.
  • A basic and essential guide to the ethical considerations that come with researching online materials: franzke, aline shakti, Bechmann, A., Zimmer, M., Ess, C., the, & Association of Internet Researchers. (n.d.). Internet Research: Ethical Guidelines 3.0. Retrieved January 10, 2022, from
  • A practical guide designed to assist those organising and participating in a citizen science project to get the most out of the experience: Group, L. C. S. W. (2021). Citizen Science Skilling for Library Staff, Researchers, and the Public. LIBER Citizen Science Working Group.
  • An engaging example of network analysis and data visualization applied to textual data from the popular “Witcher” novels: Janosov, M. (2021, December 23). A Network Map of The Witcher. Nightingale.
  • On the crucial role of software in research, which is difficult to recognize within the traditional academic publication model: Jay, C., Haines, R., & Katz, D. S. (2021). Software Must be Recognised as an Important Output of Scholarly Research. International Journal of Digital Curation, 16(1), 6.
  • And finally, a scary reminder that external cloud services exert sometimes unexpected amounts of control over the data posted there, and that scholarly data on cloud services is in danger if it’s flagged as a “potential policy violation”: Khalili, J. (2021, December 15). Google Drive could soon start locking your files. TechRadar.
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