My name is Elizabeth and I may be addicted to collecting papers. Seriously, I spend more time finding/downloading papers that I do reading them.
I think part of the reason I do this is because I’m still narrowing my research area. But I have to admit, there is something satisfying about adding another PDF in my ‘Papers to read’ folder.
Downloading papers also feels productive, though it isn’t. I haven’t read most of them yet, and every time I do read a paper, I find 10 more to download.
So I’ve decided that I am not going to find any papers for a month. Unless my adviser tells me to, because what the adviser says trumps anything I say.
Do you find yourself endlessly downloading papers? If so, how do you stop? Or at least narrow down what you save?