Thomas Hendry’s Website

1. About
1.1. General Direction
2. LitFinder

1. About

This website contains my research about personal finance and serves as a diary to further develop my ideas, coding, writing skills, and maths. I am currently a PhD student at Griffith University, and my thesis focuses on the financial wellbeing of young households. I also occasionally go by the name Thoma Kaurna (on the FF14 Unicorn server), and my job is a Scholar of course!

1.1. General Direction

It has been difficult to maintain this website while undertaking my studies, however my GitHub continues to be regularly updated. Therefore, most links found on this website will redirect to content on my GitHub. Please visit the following link: My GitHub.

2. LitFinder

LitFinder is a program to help students and researchers find literature. Finding literature is a time-consuming process which can result in several files and folders saved in different locations that can be difficult to interpret by others. To address this problem, LitFinder has 5 goals which are:

• Make searching across multiple databases simpler (i.e. Scopus, Google, WoS etc.).
• Save results and all relevant information in one file (i.e. search query, database, author, paper etc.).
• Allow filtering based on publication quality.
• Let the user scroll easily through papers to keep or remove papers.
• Compile the final search into a refer bibliography file.

The end result is one file which contains only relevant and high quality papers that also tells a story of how those papers were identified. You can follow the progress of this project here.