Education, Research

10 Amazing Online Tools for Easier Academic Research

Internet has been an emerging tool for education. A lot of students seek the help of internet to find helpful articles that may provide valuable insights to their academic papers.

These days, it’s hard to imagine how students survive the struggle of learning via the conventional way, such as thorough research in the university library. Internet is such as godsend gift to students and researchers. They can access easy, free and unlimited supply of journal articles from different universities and experts.

These resources are so easy to sync and share from everybody. No wonder that almost every information is just one click away. Human brain may be under struggle, but there are online tools to make things easier for us.

There are various web 2.0 tools that are helpful and recommendable to undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and PHD students, and professors. Research and writing will be easier these days.

Check them out below and make sure you share them with your colleagues, they could be in dire need for them.

1. EndNote

EndNote will provide you the tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It lets you easily create bibliographies while writing your next paper with features like Cite While You Write. Maximize your time with features like finding full text for your references and automatically updating records. EndNote easily sync all your files across desktop, iPad, and laptop and allows you to access all of your references, attachments, and groups anywhere.

2. Hey Math! Challenge

For those students who struggle in math, they may use Hey Math! Challenge from Facebook app to watch Flash movies that clearly explain difficult math concepts.

3. Google Drive

Thanks to Google because their Drive feature allows because it allows people to collaborate on project whenever and wherever they are. They can upload, edit, and share documents all at the same time. What more exciting about this is Google Drive is absolutely free as long as you maintain an account on GMail.

4. Scrivener

This web 2.0 is great for content generation for writers. It is designed for composing and structuring long and complex documents. Writers can induce text in any order and in bits by bit, and then they can view the components of the draft individually or as a whole.

5. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that allows people to bring their photos, documents, music, and videos anywhere and share them without difficulty. Emailing your file is out of the picture now.

6. TED Talk

If you are down and don’t know what to do, you can get inspirational lectures given by interesting and amusing people from all walks of life on TED. They may even give you some ideas you can use for your research papers and other academic requirements.

7. F.R.E.E.

You can find all the documents and journals for teaching and learning resources from the Federal Resources for Educational Excellence.

8. Producteev

It is an app that helps people to coordinate and complete tasks with other collaborators. They can also add dues dates, labels and other needed notes. It also let the people to see and check the progress and results of the project.

9. Graphing Calculator

With the online graphing calculator, students won't need to buy an expensive graphing calculator and they can easily get the same result.

10. Mendeley

It’s a free web 2.0 that helps students to organize their research, collaborate with colleagues, and even discover the latest research. Mendeley can generate bibliographies automatically and even import academic papers from other research software.

Studying, writing and researching are tedious tasks, but with the gift of internet, everything can be easy and smooth. As long as you know your goal, your academic experience will be easier. Just remember that internet is just a tool that lends a hand, it's still up to you how you're going to utilize your amazing resources

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Elizabeth Terry is a Creative Writing student. She loves writing about anything under the sun. Eliz tries to divide her time equally for school and for being a researcher. She also envision herself doing community works. like teaching less fortunate kids, in the future.

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