Many of us use tools/resources to help us do our research in a quicker, more effective way.
Our mission, as a community, is to help each other to produce world-changing insights, at every stage of the research process. So, let’s help each other by sharing the tools that help us the most!
Below are categories of tools, sorted by field of research. Help us fill them in with suggestions. I’ve put some of my faves in the General category.
Get a visual overview of a new academic field
- Enter a typical paper, and we’ll build you a graph of similar papers in the field. Explore and build more graphs for interesting papers that you find - soon you’ll have a real, visual understanding of the trends, popular works and dynamics of the field you’re interested in.
Make sure you haven’t missed an important paper
- With Connected Papers you can just search and visually discover important recent papers. No need to keep lists.
Discover the most relevant prior and derivative works
- Use our Prior Works view to find important ancestor works in your field of interest. Use our Derivative Works view to find literature reviews of the field, as well as recently published State of the Art that followed your input paper.
- Summarizes research papers, creates interactive flashcards, highlights key points, links to open-access versions of each citation
- This Extension gives you the key points of any research paper, report, or book chapter. It creates a referenced summary, and generates a background reading list for those new to a field.
- Need to see how a paper builds on previous research? Our new ‘Comparative Analysis’ engine highlights this for you.
- Sit back and let this app read papers to you!
- Smart Citations allow users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim.
- Turns live audio into text (source: @Veronica)
- Audio transcription service with integrations for Zoom, Microsoft Teams + more (source: @Jeremy_Becker)
Got any tools/resources you find useful? Reply with the tools you use, the category it belongs to, and I’ll add it to the list
This tool sits at the intersection between Psychology and Economics:
- It is a very useful tool for literature review in this field of research
- It permits filtering studies based on: study characteristics, sample characteristics, paper meta-data, quantitative results, independent variables
- It can empower research with a practical meta-analysis tool (source: @Veronica)
- Shows geographic distribution and commonality of different language features (source: @aisa2 )
- Characteristics of different words such as word frequency, phonetic transcriptions, cross-linguistic comparisons, etc (source: @aisa2 )
- Software for analysis and manipulation of speech (source: @aisa2 )