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Hey KB, I agree with the earlier posts. I heard a similar situation to yours, I guess it's quite common. You're definitely not to blame as you've done nothing wrong and like you said, he's completely unprofessional. If he acts that way when you're working together, you need to speak to your supervisor about him. Don't feel guilty or hesitate about doing that, at the end of the day it's your PhD and you shouldn't let anything like this get in the way.
Hopefully things will work out :-)
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Hi when I started, I was already at the university for a year so I can't say much about settling in, but definitely you'll spend the first few weeks getting used to the new surroundings. I spent a good few weeks just reading articles and reviews when I started and discussing the start of the project with my supervisor.
People will also be more than happy to help you with getting around the building and accessing facilities. I'm about 6 months into my project and I'm still finding my way in labs, so I wouldn't worry about trying to settle in quickly.
P.S. I find this website helpful: http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/1229/Settling%20in.html
I wouldn't tell her anything, not because you'd come across as jealous but because it might upset her. Like 404 said, it might just be her grown confidence that's attractive. If they were close friends, then he's unlikely to hurt her.
You're clearly best friends and I can see that you care deeply for her so the only thing you can do is to just be there for her if she does fall into any problems.
P.s. single is good! :p
I'm not a social scientist so I'm not sure what search engines you could use. Some search engines like Pubmed for scientists have a separate tab for reviews or an option in the search box to list only reviews. Alternatively, you could type the word 'review' after your keywords and see what that gets you. Google Scholar is quite good and might help you start somewhere.
I've had a wee browse and maybe a website like www.jstor.org could be useful for you. You would need to login with your university or Athens details but then if you go to 'Search' and then 'Advanced Search' it has a check box for reviews.
Also use your universities library website to access links to journals related to your department.
Sorry I can't be more specific but I hope that helps :-)
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I got curious and decided to check mine, one of the folders failed to open and had to get recovered. Made me realise I should probably create a back-up of my endnote references and not only the other work (take note people ;-) ).
Anyway, been using it for a few months now and have over 300 references, not bad but I can't remember reading 300 articles!
I haven't had a good day either, I suppose it's a Monday Blues thing... I'm not a Glee fan, it's too musical for me, I'm currently catching up with The Big Bang Theory, I really love it :p
Anyway, a joke I picked up from the net:
Einstein, Pascal, and Newton are playing hide and go seek. Einstein is counting while Newton and Pascal hide. Pascal runs off and hides while Newton doesn't move an inch. Instead, he draws a square around himself in the dirt. After Einstein finishes counting, he opens his eyes and says, "Found you Newton! That was easy."
Newton says, "No you didn't. You found Pascal." He points down to the square in the dirt. "One Newton per meter squared."
I'm curious to know how everyone works when they're sick. Do you take the time off completely or work from home or would you insist on coming into uni coughing and sneezing and fixing mugs of Lemsip in the communal kitchen? I've been struck sick when I should really be in labs testing. I tried coming in all last week but realized I might as well have stayed at home regarding how productive I was there.
I've decided to work from home today (I woke up looking the like crazy cat lady from the Simpsons!), but the lack of lab work is not motivating me to do even that :s
I started October last year too and am still working on my literature review although I have spent some time in the labs since January so I've got a few lab protocols written up too. I'm an engineer so I suppose it's different, but like you I feel like I spend most of my time thinking rather than doing which is frustrating for me.
I've had this product made for me that should have been quick and cheap, instead it took ages to arrive and was incredibly expensive to produce, although an external person had paid for it.
Now I'm not even sure I would need it for my research and the fact that it might have been an unnecessary expense is driving me to insomnia. Am I normal? I'm only half way through my first year and I don't know what I can do to feel less guilty about the whole incident. :-(
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