Research Apps and Software

Research Apps and Software

Free/Low Cost AT for Research


Assignment Calculator

Features:

  • Enter the assignment start date, due date, and pick the type of assignment
  • Choose from research essay, literature review, critical review, annotated bibliography, lab report, presentation, analytical essay, poster presentation, personal statement, response paper, and graduate school application
  • Website will break down your assignment and give you a timeline for your project with deadlines for each step

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


BibMe

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

Cost: Free or $9.95/month for Plus account

Compatibility: Online Resource


Citation Machine

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 your document

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


EasyBib

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
  • Can check for unintentional plagiarism

Cost: Free or $9.95/month for Plus account

Compatibility: Online Resource


Evernote Web Clipper

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

Cost: Free; $7.99/month for Premium

Compatibility: Web add-on for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera


Note Anywhere

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

Cost: Free

CompatibilityChrome Extension


Pearltrees

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

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Plagiarism Detector

Features:

  • Just copy and paste content from your document, upload document, or paste URL
  • Provides a deep and thorough search
  • Offers a paraphrase tool

Cost: Free for 1,000 words; Pro $20/mo. for Student

Compatibility: Online


Pocket

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

Cost: Free; Premium $4.99/month

Compatibility: Mac; iOS; Android; Kobo; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari; Windows Mobile; Kindle Fire


Quetext

Features:

  • Cut and paste text
  • Contextual analysis, word placement, and our smart algorithms
  • Privacy is standard
  • Offers citation assistant

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Scrible

Features:

  • Annotate, highlight and type right into your web browser
  • Capture thoughts and share your comments in the web page
  • Share your annotation in a variety of formats with others via email or social media
  • Bookmark and save your webpages in the cloud for access from anywhere

Cost: Free or $35/year for Pro plan

Compatibility: Online Resource


Sweet Search

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

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource

Last Updated: 12/21/20