11 Tools That Make Academic Research A Lot Easier

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  • Ever wonder how people used to have carried out researches when there was no internet? Doing research was never too easy, especially for those who have a dissertation to submit to get their degrees. Such students would wonder around seeking help and asking their colleagues or friends, “can you help me write my dissertation. However, those days are gone now, because today we have a lot of convenience in this regard.

    Now we don’t have to rush to several different libraries to look for authentic references. With internet, now we can open up the whole world of research just sitting on our couches using our personal computers or laptops.

    Moreover, to add more convenience to our work, many tools and applications have taken place, which help us find our required material more easily while enhancing our work quality.
    Below is the list of some tools which are making waves in academic research writing field, ever since their introduction to the world.

    Google Scholar:
    Google Scholar is a search engine that is only based on academic publications. It has a vast collection of research materials from around the globe. Hence, it is the best place to start your research and make it less time-consuming than ever.

    BibMe is automated software for citation generation. Designed and developed by Carnegie Mellon, BibMe is a free to use tool. By using this you can smartly manage your references and citations using any formatting style. It works well with MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago formatting styles.

    EasyBib is yet another amazing tool with some cool, advanced features. With its usage you can produce citations even from your smartphones as it provides applications based on websites, Android and iOS.

    Academia is just like a professional social hub. Itworks as a research community. While using Academia, researchers can make their online profile on this forum and can link their publications to it. Researchers can also share their writings, comments and discussions related to their researches.

    Mendely is a good option for PDF and organizing paper. Other than this it also provides many other options like managing your references, making annotations, taking notes etc. It also automatically produces Bibliography, and with Mendeley you will be able to access your paper from anywhere online.

    Scrivener is a smart tool for producing content and is specifically designed to form lengthy write ups.

    Another online tool, KnightCite allows you to produce citations in an easy yet efficient way. With this app, you can present multiple references in the research paper.  

    Zotero is the most widely used research tool. Zotero lets you have your own customized library where you can save PDFs, different images, videos and audios. You can also save screenshots of the websites you wish to consult in future. Zotero works on Linux, Windows and Mac users.

    Utopiadocs is specifically designed for academic PDF reading. With this academic research tool you may make changes to your citations styles. It is created while keeping a researcher’s needs in mind. You can easily go through the research material online.

    Qiqqa is an academic research software has won awards for its proficiency in dealing with research related tasks. It is a free tool that lets you manage your complete PDF documents and publications compilation. It also has an integrated PDF reading system. With Qiqqa all your data related to research writing can be stored in the cloud.

    Evernote is a widely used research writing tool and most popular among the researchers. It can be used to jot down your ideas in one place, your lectures etc. you can also bookmark various websites that you may wish to surf later in future. The best thing about this software is you don’t always need a heavy system like your PC to use it; you can access your information even using the smartphone. It is a good organizer of your information.

    Academic research writing was never made this easy. With the growing technology and awareness people have come to find out quite an amazing and efficient ways to deal with research writing in a better way.

    Author Bio: Anissa lee is a passionate research writer presently contributing his expertise to academic writing. Besides being an expert researcher, he’s also a keen blogger who loves to work on any things that ticks him.

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