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4 useful tools for researchers for a smooth workflow - from discovery to assessment

India Today logo India Today 22-01-2021 India Today Web Desk
a man looking at the camera: 4 useful tools for researchers for a smooth workflow - from discovery to assessment 4 useful tools for researchers for a smooth workflow - from discovery to assessment

Gone are the days of going to the library, studying numerous books, taking notes on paper, and doing research. Thanks to technology, we no longer have to do this boring routine to do research.

However, research is still a meticulous, painstaking process. While the internet has made it easy for us to access worldly information with the click of a button (or mouse!), it has created a whole new set of problems.

No matter what your discipline, research can be a time-consuming task. While the internet has made information more accessible than ever before, it has created its own problems. The sheer amount of information available online can be intimidating.

Indeed, clawing through the pages and pages of data is a chore in itself, and that's before you take in the quality of the information you've found.

This is why we decided to uncover some of the best software tools for researchers that are going to help you conduct and maintain your research with ease.

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Check out these useful tools for researchers to watch out for in 2021:

1. Typeset

Typeset offers an integrated cloud-based platform to discover, write, collaborate, and publish research papers and thesis.

It solves the problem of storing knowledge in unstructured formats (PDF) by automating the entire process of creating professional-quality research documents or manuscripts for submission to journals within a single click of a button.

According to The World Bank, there are about 8.9 million active researchers worldwide with a global growth rate of 4-5% per year.

These researchers and top scientists have the potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems through Academia, Pharma, and BioTech Research.

2. Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar for Discovery

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature. To support further discovery of relevant research, Semantic Scholar uses AI to identify related papers, build author pages and classify citations and has built supplemental research tools like Supp.AI.

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3. ArXiv.org for publication/archiving

arXiv is a free distribution service and an open archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

arXiv is a collaboratively funded, community-supported resource founded by Paul Ginsparg in 1991 and maintained and operated by Cornell University.

Registered users may submit articles to be announced by arXiv. Submissions to arXiv are subject to a moderation process that classifies material as topical to the subject area and has scholarly value.

Material is not peer-reviewed by arXiv - the content of arXiv submissions is wholly the responsibility of the submitter and are presented "as is" without any warranty or guarantee.

4. Dimensions.ai for Assessment

Dimensions provide research institutions with a comprehensive, linked research information platform and targeted tools for your different user groups and needs.

For researchers: Dimensions Plus is a rich discovery tool to analyze funding, publications, patents, datasets, and policy papers all linked consistently.

For research management and leadership: Dimensions Analytics delivers the insights, benchmarks, and indicators required to support strategic decisions or evaluate collaborations.

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