Research Tools

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Research Tools.

Research Tools:

Research Project Calculator

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Features:

  • Enter your assignment title, the start date, due date, the class, and pick the type of assignment is
  • Choose from Writing Assignment or Essay, Oral Presentation with Slides, Video Assignment or History Day Research Notes
  • Website will break down your assignment and give you a timeline for your project with deadlines for each step
  • More Information: https://rpc.elm4you.org/

Cost: Free

CompatibilityOnline Resource


Son of Citation Machine

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Features:

  • Use this tool to create citations, works cited, and bibliographies
  • Formatting options for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian
  • Fill in the web form with the information from your resource and click “Make Citation”
  • Citation will show up on your screen to copy into you document
  • More Information: http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Scrible

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Features:

  • Annotate, highlight and type right into your web browser
  • Capture thoughts and share your comments in the web page
  • Share your annotation with others via email or social media
  • Bookmark and save your webpages in the cloud for access from anywhere
  • More Information: http://www.scrible.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource, iOS: iPad


Evernote Web Clipper

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Features:

  • With a single click, clip part of any webpage including images, text, or links
  • Clippings get saved to your Evernote account for access later
  • Collect research or items of interest in one place for easy organized information collection
  • Read and access your research from any computer or device
  • More Information: http://evernote.com/webclipper/

Cost: Free

CompatibilityWeb add-on for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera


Sweet Search

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Features:

  • Search engine for students
  • Provides trustworthy site search results from the most relevant, pre-evaluated and approved sites on the internet
  • Find better information, faster from credible sources, such as primary sources while avoiding spam and marginal information sites
  • More Information: http://www.sweetsearch.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


EasyBib

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Features:

  • Free, Online Bibliography and Citation Generator
  • Provides MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations for virtually any research source
  • Manually input publication information for non-electronic sources or copy URL address into the website to create your citation
  • More Information: http://www.easybib.com/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


BibMe

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Features:

  • Online automatic bibliography maker on the web
  • Search for the citation information or manually enter it into the site
  • Add citations to your works cited list
  • When your research is over, download your bibliography in one of four formats: MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turbian
  • More Information: http://www.bibme.org/

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Pocket

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Features:

  • Save articles, videos, webpages, photos or anything you find online to read later using this app
  • Content syncs across all devices for easy access, anywhere, anytime
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface for great viewing
  • Share your clippings with others
  • More Information: https://getpocket.com/

Cost: Free

CompatibilityMac; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android; Kobo; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari; Windows Mobile; Kindle Fire


Pearltrees

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Features:

  • Organize, explore and share resources using this app
  • Add files, web pages, photos and organize them according to project, assignment or collection
  • Sync across computer, tablet and mobile device
  • More Information: http://www.pearltrees.com/

Cost: Free

CompatibilityiOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Note Anywhere

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Features:

  • Add post-it notes to any of your web pages while researching
  • Post-Its are saved so the next time you open the webpage, the post its will be there
  • More Information: http://goo.gl/VDzeTS

Cost: Free

CompatibilityChrome Extension

 


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