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Dear friends,

Don’t expect fancy stuff in this post. It’s just my way to show you how powerful “plain” text can be these days. I wrote this post using Re-Text 4.1.2 on Ubuntu 13.10.

The following text is the source Markdown text file. I’m still learning on how to use in-text ciation, inserting bibliography, in-text figure and text referencing, table of content (TOC), and list of figures/tables.

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Bibliography Part 2: Playing with your keywords. A Google Scholar examples
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* Author: Dasapta Erwin Irawan(@dasaptaerwin), Andriyanti, Rizal Debrian, Iwan Setiawan
* Affiliation: Department of Geology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
* Composed using: [ReText 4.1.2](http://sourceforge.net/projects/retext/), [Linux Ubuntu 13.10](http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.10/)
* How to cite:

>```Irawan, D., Andriyanti, Setiawan, I. and Debrian, R. (2014). Bibliography Part 2: Playing with your keywords. A Google Scholar examples. [online] My little online books. Available at: http://goo.gl/fYT7dW [Accessed {your access date}].```

#1. Intro

Dear friends, 

We've talked about how overwhelming first search is. Tonnes of links with no idea on how to screen in it. Well that's why we call it _brainstorming_ everyone ([have a look at this here](http://www.wikihow.com/Brainstorm)). 

This post is related to the previous post:

1. [Bibliography Part 0: Why is it important (In Indonesia language)](http://derwinirawan.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/mengapa-daftar-pustaka-penting/)
2. [Bibliography Part 1: First search is always overwhelming](http://onlinewaterbook.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/part-1-one-more-thing-we-need-to-know-about-bibliography/)


I tried out these keywords on [Google Scholar](scholar.google.com) and captured the results as see in the following images:

1. ```geothermal west java```
2. ```geothermal (AND) west java```
3. ```geothermal (IN TITLE) west java```


#2. ```geothermal west java```
Use the above keywords if you want to see the broad image of the subject ```geothermal``` **(AND/OR)** ```west java```. Google Scholar (Gscholar) will look for any entries with the both words online. So you would see _all_ materials with both words or individual word anywhere in the text (see Figure \ref{Figure 1}):

* could be in the title, 
* could be in the abstract,
* or it could be in the body text 

![Figure 1](/media/dasapta/DATA/2014-SYDNEY/2014-blogpost/blog-bibliography/gscholar1.png "Keywords: ```geothermal west java```")



#3. ```geothermal (AND) west java```
Use these keywords with __(AND)__ operator to command Gscholar to _only_ look for materials with both words anywhere in each entries. You can see a total of 5940 results. Kind of give you a major headache doesn't it. But the first 5 to 10 result pages will show only you materials with both keywords, and then you can see that the later pages show only one of the keyword (see Figure \ref{Figure 2}). 

![Figure 2](/media/dasapta/DATA/2014-SYDNEY/2014-blogpost/blog-bibliography/gscholar2.png "Keywords: ```geothermal (AND) west java```")

So there you go, your first screened Gscholar results.



#4. ```geothermal (IN TITLE) west java```
Use these keywords with __(IN TITLE)__ operator to command Gscholar to _only_ look for materials with both words in the title on each entry (see see Figure \ref{Figure 3}).

![Figure 3](/media/dasapta/DATA/2014-SYDNEY/2014-blogpost/blog-bibliography/gscholar3.png "Keywords: ```geothermal (AND) west java```")

I recommend to use this operator for initial search to increase the chance of getting what you need. 

From the following attachments, we can see that Re-Text can convert md file to odt and pdf file smoothly. However for those of you that still use Ms.Word, you can use pandoc. It’s a cool way to convert md file to almost any format you can thing of, including doc format.

Herewith I attached:

  1. blogbib.pdf: converted by Re-Text)
  2. blogbib-html: converted by Re-Text, change the extension to html first
  3. blogbib.odt: converted by Re-Text, you can open it with LibreOffice or OpenOffice
  4. blogbib.doc: converted by Pandoc using pandoc blogbib.md -o blogbib.doc in your Linux/Mac terminal and Windows prompt.
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