Welcome to the "Research Tools & Resources" page, your one-stop-shop for free and open access resources to help you conduct research more efficiently and effectively.

Whether you are a student, academic, or independent researcher, this page provides a curated list of tools and resources that can help you throughout the research process, from finding relevant literature and organizing sources to managing data and sharing your findings.

The resources listed on this page include search engines, databases, preprint servers, reference management software, and open access journals, among others. These tools and resources are all freely available, making them accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

By using these resources, you can streamline your research process, increase your productivity, and enhance the impact of your research. We hope that this page will be a valuable asset to your research endeavors.

 

Tools

 

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Title and Description

Website

OAB

Access Button:
This tool allows you to quickly search for open access versions of paywalled articles. It also helps you request the author to share their research if an open access version is not available. The Open Access Button can be installed as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and it is also available as a standalone application that can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

Zotero

Zotero:
This is a free and open-source reference management software that helps you collect, organize, and cite your research sources. Zotero is available as a standalone application that can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It is also available as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and it can be used offline once it has been installed.

Mendeley

Mendeley:
This is a reference management software and academic social network that allows you to organize and share research papers and collaborate with other researchers. Mendeley is available as a desktop application that can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It is also available as a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Once installed, Mendeley can be used offline to manage your reference library and organize your research.

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey:
SurveyMonkey is an online survey software that allows you to create and send surveys, quizzes, and polls to collect feedback and data from your target audience. With SurveyMonkey, you can customize your surveys with a variety of question types, templates, and branding options. You can also distribute your surveys via email, social media, and website embeds, and analyze the results with real-time data visualization tools. SurveyMonkey can be accessed via web browsers, and it is also available as a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, SurveyMonkey offers an offline survey feature called "SurveyMonkey Anywhere" that allows you to collect responses without an internet connection and upload them later when you have access to the internet.

turnitin

Turnitin:
Turnitin is a web-based plagiarism detection software that uses advanced AI writing detection technology to identify potential plagiarism in academic papers. It is highly reliable and proficient in distinguishing between AI and human-written text, providing accurate and trustworthy results. In addition to plagiarism detection, Turnitin also offers feedback and grading tools for instructors to assess student work. To learn more about Turnitin and its features, visit the official website.

Google-Docs

Google Docs:
Google Docs is a free web-based word processing software offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online and collaborate with others in real-time. Google Docs is accessible via web browsers and also has mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. As a researcher, Google Docs can be extremely useful for collaborative writing, note-taking, and sharing research materials with colleagues. It also allows for easy sharing and commenting on documents, making it a great tool for peer review and feedback. To learn more about Google Docs and its features, visit the official website.

MS_Planner

Microsoft Planner:
Microsoft Planner is a project management tool that allows researchers to organize and prioritize tasks, assign responsibilities, and track deadlines. It integrates with other Microsoft tools like Teams and Outlook, and offers a simple and intuitive interface. It is accessible via web browsers and mobile applications, making it easy to access and share project information. Microsoft Planner can help researchers stay organized, efficient, and productive.

R

R:
R is an open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is widely used by researchers for data analysis and visualization.

 

endnote

EndNote:
A popular reference management software that helps researchers collect, organize, and cite their research sources. It offers a variety of features, including a built-in search engine for finding references, PDF annotation tools, and collaboration features. Link:

endnote

Microsoft Office 365:
Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and other Microsoft application. The all-new Microsoft 365 lets you create, share and collaborate all in one place that is cloud based with your favorite apps. Click the link, create an account, sign in and start using.

 

Resources

 

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Title and Description

Website

GoogleScholar

Google Scholar:
Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes scholarly literature across a variety of disciplines. It can be used to find articles, books, conference papers, theses, and other research materials. It is useful for researchers looking to conduct literature reviews, find new sources of information, and stay up-to-date on the latest research in their field. Google Scholar can be accessed via web browsers and offers mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. Official website.

Pubmed

PubMed:
PubMed is a search engine that specializes in biomedical literature, including articles from medical journals, books, and other research materials. It is a useful tool for researchers in the medical and life sciences fields. PubMed can be accessed via web browsers and offers mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. Official website.

core

CORE
CORE is a search engine that aggregates research papers from a variety of open access repositories and journals. It includes articles from all subject areas and can be used by researchers looking for open access materials. CORE can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

DOAJ

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):
DOAJ is a directory of open access journals that covers a wide range of disciplines. It is a useful resource for researchers looking for open access journals to publish their work or for finding articles on specific topics. DOAJ can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

arXiv

arXiv:
arXiv is a repository of electronic preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology, and statistics. It is a useful tool for researchers looking to share and find preprints in these fields. arXiv can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

OpenDOAR

OpenDOAR:
OpenDOAR is a directory of open access repositories that contains a vast collection of academic research materials. It is a useful tool for researchers looking for open access materials on a specific topic or for those looking to publish their own research in an open access repository. OpenDOAR can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

WorldCat

WorldCat:
WorldCat is a global library catalog that allows researchers to search the collections of libraries around the world. It is a useful tool for finding books and other materials that may not be available in a researcher's local library. WorldCat can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

Zenodo

Zenodo:
Zenodo is a repository that allows researchers to share and preserve research outputs, including datasets, software, and other materials. It is a useful tool for researchers looking to share their research and collaborate with others. Zenodo can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

jstor

JSTOR:
JSTOR is a digital library that offers access to a vast collection of academic journals, books, and primary sources. It is a useful tool for researchers looking to conduct literature reviews or find historical sources related to their research. JSTOR can be accessed via web browsers and offers mobile applications for iOS and Android devices. Official website.

ProjectMUSE

Project MUSE:
Project MUSE is a digital library that offers access to a wide range of academic journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. It is a useful tool for researchers looking to conduct literature reviews or find sources related to their research in these fields. Project MUSE can be accessed via web browsers. Official website.

 

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