Resources for Researchers
Resources @PolyU Lib | Financial Support | Online Research Tools | Search Engines and Searching Techniques |
Other Useful Resources
|Resources @PolyU Lib
|Online Research Tools
- 10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know About
- Brainstorm and mind map online
Brainstorm online, easily creates colorful mind maps to print or share with others.
MindMeister is a collaborative mind mapping software that allows its users to visualize their thoughts in the cloud.
- Google Forms – A flexible form and survey development interface with built-in reporting.
- Plagiarism and Referencing
- Presentation Skills for PhD students
- Research and Knowledge Sharing Tool
Diigo is a free social bookmarking, research, and knowledge sharing tool created to mimic the ease of taking notes while providing a network for sharing and discovering information.
- Survey Tools
SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool which provides free, customized surveys, as well as a suite of paid back-end programs that include data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation tools.
- ProProfs Survey Maker
ProProfs Survey Maker is a powerful tool using which instructors, online marketer, educational institutions and even business organizations can create comprehensive online surveys.
Qualtrics software enables users to do many kinds of online data collection and analysis including market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations and website feedback.
- Zoho Survey
Zoho Survey allows you to create Unlimited Online Surveys for Free! Zoho Survey for the iPad lets you create surveys and access reports on the go. The intuitive interface makes survey creation easy, so you can collect valuable data to analyze various areas of your business. Style your surveys with themes, customize reports and do much more.
- Taking Notes
- Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
- Writing Skills
| Search Engines and Searching Techniques
- Search Engine
DuckDuckGo offers quite a few useful features for Web searchers; add-ons, streamlined shortcuts, and “zero-click info”, i.e., instant answers depending on the nature of the search query.
Pinterest is a fantastic way to search within curated collections of content, anything from infographics to recipes to tutorials to funny pictures.
- The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive offers a huge database of archived content, from Web pages to audio files to a gigantic treasure trove of multimedia.
- Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha bills itself as a “computational engine”, which basically means that whatever fact-based query you throw at it, it’s most likely going to come up with an answer.
- Meta Search Engine
Search multiple search engines at the same time. What is MetaSearch Engine?
- Searching Techniques
|Other Useful Resources
Academia.edu helps you follow the latest research in your field.
- An Research Guide for Students
It helps you write your research papers. Scholars and librarians have collated some of the best resources for literary research and it has the latest style guides to guide you through footnoting, referencing and bibliographies. Explore in-depth resources for key literary works or visit the ask & answer section to submit your research dilemmas.
AuthorAID is a global research community that provides networking, mentoring, resources and training for researchers.
- Career Planning Resources @RC
- Courses @EDC
- Communication & Presentation
- Personal Development
- Project Information Literacy
Project Information Literacy is a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age.
ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world!