SBMI encourages students to use online study, research management tools to help efficiently complete projects and coursework.
When selecting, keep in mind 10 rules for choosing Productivity Tools:
|References & Citations
|Basic desktop version is free
|Desktop application to organize disparate PDFs and online references into notebooks for writing papers etc.
|Generate citations in APA, MLA, etc.
|Creating charts and visuals
|Free up to 1 GB with .edu account
|Create flowcharts, systems charts, Venn diagrams etc.
|Create interactive timelines using Google Sheets
|Free (limited use)
|Create and share graphs in a web-based format
|14-days Free Trial
|Free (public and open source)
|Managing Files and Articles
|Pocket (Smart bookmarks)
|Saving and reading web articles across all devices
|Xodo (PDF Annotator)
|Web/phone application and Chrome plugin to manage, merge, annotate and share PDFs
|Free plan with ads
|Share and save annotated webpages and PDFs
|Quizlet (Flash cards)
|Memorization practice with digital flash cards
|Incredibly fast online calculator that graphs any function.
|Forum for explaining mathematical equations and concepts.
|Generates concept-maps of related images, videos, articles, and terms based on a student's query. For students learning how to conduct research.
|Systemized knowledge database on a variety of topics
|Automatically removes blue light from computer in the evening to alleviate eye strain.
|Block applications, websites, and internet for a fixed amount of time to boost productivity.
|Analyzes how you spend time on the computer and generates reports.
|A digital coach that provides guidance on how to overcome a problem.
|Finds inexpensive textbook options.
Check out a more expansive Digital Research Tools directory at Digital Research Tools
Please note: SBMI does not endorse or provide support for any of the above products. This list serves as a resource and starting point to organize your own work.
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