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Keeping a Bibliography

A crucial part in becoming a researcher consists in building on top of research that others did. As the saying goes, ‘No Man is an Island’, and science typically advances by critiquing, extending, or—in some cases—tearing down the work of others. We are all standing on the shoulders of giants to some extent. When writing a publication, we acknowledge the work of others by adding appropriate citations . The entirety of these citations is typically referred to as a bibliography , but I will be using this term in a rather haphazard manner, extending its meaning to include ‘publications you read over the course of your Ph.D. research and beyond’.