While browsing through scores of books in the library is one way to get your academic research done, using today’s technology will save you time and is quite accurate. With today’s technology, you can do some useful research without setting foot in a library. You will find this list of resources useful.
- Online Learning Consortium: Online Learning Consortium is devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practices for publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.
- TeachThought: TeachThought provides useful resources for academic works, as well as for teaching, for example, this article on TeachThought provides a list of 100 search engines for academic purposes.
- Google Correlate: Ever had to look for previous researches to correlate your real-life study results and hit a dead end? Google correlate will help just fine. It suggests a list of previous studies that are in tune with your real-life findings.
- Gale: More like Online learning Consortium, Gale partners with libraries around the world to empower learners. It provides useful academic resources, as well as, a number of modern research tools crucial to academic success.
- Microsoft’s academic search engine: More like Google Correlate, this search engine offers access to more than 38 million different publications, with features including maps, graphing, trends, and paths that show how authors are connected.
- Scholarpedia: If you find Wikipedia useful but can’t use it because you don’t consider it scholarly enough, then you will find Scholarpedia useful. Scholarpedia provides useful resources and data entered by real-life scholars. So, you can properly cite your sources.
- Cite This For Me: No study is complete without a proper citation, ctfm, as it is shortly called generates your citation for you. All you have to do is provide the details of your source. It will take care of your punctuations and arrangement, easing hours of tedious and repetitive work.
- GoogleBooks: Of course, you can’t leave this out. GoogleBooks speed-up your research by searching through this index of the world’s books. Here, you will find millions of books for free and you can preview others to find relevant resources.
- Online journal Search Engine: And if you want to streamline your research to journals only, this search engine is a unique scientific search engine. Here, you can find journals, articles, research reports, and even relevant books for your research.