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Quantitative & Systems Biology 251 (Manilay)

Where are we at?

How comfortable are you finding, using and citing research articles?
Totally comfortable: 1 votes (10%)
I can do it: 4 votes (40%)
It's not the easiest: 1 votes (10%)
I could use a little help sometimes: 3 votes (30%)
I feel lost: 1 votes (10%)
It is the worst: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 10
What do you wish you were better at?
Finding relevant articles: 2 votes (18.18%)
Citing Sources: 2 votes (18.18%)
Managing your articles and sources: 2 votes (18.18%)
Searching, generally: 0 votes (0%)
Writing: 1 votes (9.09%)
A few of the above: 1 votes (9.09%)
All of the above: 3 votes (27.27%)
Total Votes: 11
What do you use to manage your citations (papers)?
RefWorks: 4 votes (33.33%)
Zotero: 2 votes (16.67%)
EndNote: 2 votes (16.67%)
Mendeley: 2 votes (16.67%)
Something else: 1 votes (8.33%)
I keep it in my head: 0 votes (0%)
I don't really organize my citations: 1 votes (8.33%)
Total Votes: 12
What are you most interested in getting out of today?
Developing and using keywords: 3 votes (25%)
Knowing where to look for different types of information: 4 votes (33.33%)
Using the databases: 2 votes (16.67%)
Managing citations: 3 votes (25%)
Something else: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12

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