Research/Personal Study Tools

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See also: Collaborative research

KEY: Top Tools for Learning 2015Free Tool


Again but slower : website that displays a simplified version of the Wikipedia along with the original one. Hosted

 BibMe : The quickest way to build a bibliography on the web. Hosted

CleverKeys : Software that provides instant access to dictionary definitions. Download

definr : Incredibly fast dictionary. Hosted

EasyBib : The fastest way to create accurate, comprehensive works cited lists. Hosted

EndNote : Software to create bibliographic database (works well with Word). Download

Finding Dulcinea : Brings users the best information on the Web for any topic, employing human insight and methodical review. Hosted

Google Scholar : Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Free, Hosted 

Knowledge Notebook : The idea is simple: you take/compose a note to reflect your understanding of a lecture and then click on a button to see if you got it. How come? Because we have a powerful Learning Assessment Engine to back you up! Free trial, Download/Hosted

Jog the Web : Simple, ergonomic solution which allows you to create, read and share a new online media. Hosted

Memidex : Online dictionary and thesaurus with a simple interface, complete inflections, auto-suggest, adult-filtering, frequent updates, a browsable index. Hosted

metaGlossary : Find meaning, not just links. Hosted

NinjaEssays Citation Generator:  This is a bibliographic generator that will format your bibliography to the main citation style.  Hosted

Notely : Has all the tools a student could need, schedule, calendar, note-taking, homework planner and more Hosted

Ottobib : Make a bibliography. It’s free, easy and OttoMatic. Hosted

RecallPlus : Program to get students learning faster by automatically getting them to use optimal learning and study methods. Full commercial version available, Download

QuickLyst : Make taking and studying notes easy with a laptop computer or Amazon Kindle. Quicklyst has some interesting features — it automatically delivers notes to an Amazon Kindle device, looks up topics in Wikipedia, and defines words automatically in the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Hosted

RefSeek : Web search engine for students and researcher. Hosted

SpaceTime : 3D viewing and searching for the Web. Hosted

StudyRails : Online study tool for effective study habits; can send weekly updates to tutor, advisor etc. Free Trial, Hosted<

Visual Thesaurus : Interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Free trial, Hosted/Download

Visuwords : Online graphical dictionary. Hosted

WordWeb : Quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. Pro version available, Download

Zotero : Fasy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. Download