Doing academic research can be a pain-in-the-butt, especially if you don’t teach at a four-year institution that has lots of institutional access to it.
But there are tools out there that make it easier, and I’ve written about several of them.
I thought it would be useful to bring them all-together in one post. Let me know if I’m missing anything:
Author Path is a free tool to help university students write theses or journal articles. I had my daughter check it out (she just completed her Masters Thesis), and she says it would have been very helpful to her.
New Tool for Open-Access Research is from Inside Higher Ed.
Frase lets you find, and then summarizes for you, research. It seems to me like a super-charged “Explore” button that you found on the bottom of Google Docs.