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Free Research Tools Every Educator Need to Know about

Here are some interesting web tools to use for conducting effective web searches. Check them out and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

1- Read Cube
This is a desktop application that offers a new way to organize your research literature. You can create your article library instantly, import PDFs and download related articles. It also recommends relevant articles to your research automatically.

2- Shelfster
This is a great tool for researchers. It helps them  capture information and create useful documents. You can also organize your data into Shelfster projects by dragging and dropping your saved links.

3- InstaGrok
This is a great search service. It allows users to search a topic and instantly get lists of facts on it such as links to further information, videos, images, and even quizzes.

4- Academis.edu
This is where you can find research papers on different subjects. You can also share yours and connect with other researchers from all around the world.

5- UN Data
This is a website that gathers statistical databases from different United Nations agencies and puts it handy for users to access from a single entry point so that anyone can research and download the date that they need without going to individual websites.

6- Zoho

I have already reviewed this great website HERE. It provides a number of research tools such as presentation tools, office tools and many more and all for free.


7- Diigo


I think most of you are familiar with this tool. Diigo is a must for every educator, it provides a safe platform where you can connect with other teachers and educators and also organize your findings online.

8- Bundlenut
This tool allows users to create bundles where to add links and data they find online. Bundle also lets users share their bundles with others.

9- How to Do Research
This is a great map I have already shared before. It is provided by the folks at  Kentucky Virtual Library. It features important research processes and walks students through each one of them. Check it out it is great.

10- Think Binder
This is another great website for students. It lets students create and join different study groups where they can share and exchange links, draw on a whiteboard and share files.


11- Bookmarking Websites
This is a list of some of the best bookmarking websites for teachers and students. You can use these tools to highlight, annotate and bookmark important URLs you want to work on in your research.

12- Sticky Notes
Sticky notes tools are pivotal to every research you do online. They allow you to add notes and comments to things you find online. Check out some of the best tools I have collected particularly for teachers and educators.

13- Wikipedia

Wkipedia is a great resource that researchers have recourse to when collecting data for their projects. There are some important tools that teachers and students can use to get the maximum of this resource , check them out.

14- The Entire Guide to Google Search Features

Google is number one search engine online  and knowing how to effectively use it to conduct a search on  the net is an important skill every researcher needs to master. Check out that guide to learn more.

15- Specialized Search Engines for Educators
Google is a great search engine but it is not the only one out there. There are actually some other awesome search engines that few of us know about. These can also help you in preparing your research. check them out.

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