Here is a wonderful resource packed full of digital tools to help student researchers. DiRT ( Digital Research Tools) Directory is a registry of digital tools for scholarly use. The purpose behind this project is to help individuals “conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.”
DiRT provides a wide variety of web tools arranged under different headings. In each category is featured a set of web tools that relates to it. And each of the tools cited is annexed with a short description and a link to its homepage. I have been sifting through some of these tools and found them really great. Using these tools will definitely save you a lot of the hassle that comes about with doing academic or any other kind of research.
Check out the DiRt Directory from this Link.