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8 Fabulous web Tools for Research Students

September 28, 2015
Being a scholar entails doing a lot of research, readings, and writing of papers. Thankfully, technology can be of tremendous help in the research process. There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile applications that facilitate researchers work and  help them communicate and collaborate with the research community and easily share and disseminate research findings. Besides the numerous resources we reviewed here over the last few years, today we are sharing with you this interesting collection of web tools that students researchers can use to manage their references, compile bibliographies, generate citations, access journal articles and many more.

1- CiteULike

‘CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser so there's no need to install any software. Because your library is stored on the server, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection.’

2- Zenodo

‘Zenodo builds and operates a simple and innovative service that enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to share, preserve and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of the existing institutional or subject-based repositories of the research communities.’

3- EasyBib

‘EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.’

4- RefMe

‘RefMe is a web tool and mobile app that you can use to automate citations, reference lists and bibliographies.  RefMe also offers a bunch of powerful features that will definitely help students in their research.’

5- Mendeley

‘Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.’

6- Zotero

‘Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.’

7- Paperpile


‘Manage your research library right in your browser: Save time with a smart, intuitive interface, access your PDFs from anywhere, format citations within Google Docs… and much more!’

8-Citeligther

'Cite lighter is a very good web tool for student researchers, teachers and academics. It combines both the features of an academic search engine and an organizational framework for helping students with their research papers writing. Citeligther allows you to easily search for facts and information to back your arguments and it automatically cites your sources using different citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago)'