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.
Comments on my feed about paywalls prompt this periodic reminder of how to access paywalled journal articles. #7 is the most reliable, but you will have to wait. pic.twitter.com/5XB0uANDTv
— Daniel Willingham (@DTWillingham) June 29, 2020
Figshare “is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.”
Scholarlys lets you create a feed for new research papers on topics you’re interested in – it’s sort of a Google Alerts for papers, but in a scrolling feed form.
How to Find, Read, and Use Academic Research is from Cult of Pedagogy.
LitMaps looks like an interesting way to do academic research.
Recall looks like a potentially very useful tool for research.
White House Orders Journals to Drop Paywalls on Publicly Funded Research is from The NY Times.