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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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Erwin

Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behaviour.

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