Academic writing tools

Source: Digital Tools in Academic Writing? by Dr. Miriam Schcolnik
Journal of Academic Writing, Vol. 8 No 1 Summer 2018, pages 121-130
http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v8i1.359

Research tools

Atlas.ti (http://atlasti.com)

MAXQDA (http://www.maxqda.com/)

Resources

  1. Search engines

Google (https://www.google.com/)

Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/)

  1. Online libraries

Google Books (https://books.google.com/)

JStor (http://www.jstor.org/)

  1. Writing guides

Colorado State University (http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/) Harvard University (http://writingproject.fas.harvard.edu/pages/writing-guides) Purdue Online Writing Lab (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/)

  1. Handouts and phrase banks

Manchester Academic Phrasebank (http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/)

University of North Carolina (http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/)

 

Organizational tools

  1. Mind mappers

Mural.ly (https://mural.ly/)

Mindmeister (https://www.mindmeister.com/)

FreeMind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) Bubbl.us (https://bubbl.us/)

  1. Outliners

Microsoft Word

  1. Writing project managers

Evernote (https://evernote.com/?var=1)

Scrivener (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php)

 

Focus assistants

Calmly Writer (http://www.calmlywriter.com/online/) OMM Writer (http://www.ommwriter.com/)

My Writing Spot (http://www.mywritingspot.com/) Focus Writer (http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/)

 

Prodding tools

750 Words (http://750words.com/)

The Most Dangerous Writing App (http://www.themostdangerouswritingapp.com/)

 

Language tools

  1. Grammar checkers

Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/) PaperRater (https://www.paperrater.com/) Wordcounter (http://www.wordcounter.com/)

  1. Spellcheckers

PaperRater (https://www.paperrater.com/)

  1. Dictionaries

Dictionary.com (http://www.dictionary.com/)

  1. Thesauri

Thesaurus.com (http://www.thesaurus.com/)

  1. Concordancers

WebCorp (http://wse1.webcorp.org.uk/)

  1. Machine translation

Google Translate (https://translate.google.com/)

 

Collaboration tools

  1. File sharing platforms

Google Docs (https://docs.google.com/)

Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/)

 

  1. Blogs

Tumblr. (https://www.tumblr.com/)

LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com/)

 

  1. Track changes

MS Word

Google Docs (https://docs.google.com/)

 

  1. Screen capture tools

MS Snipping tool

Jing (https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html)

 

Design and graphic tools

  1. Infographics

Piktochart (https://piktochart.com/) 2. Diagrams and Flowcharts

Gliffy (https://www.gliffy.com/) Creately (http://creately.com/)

Reference and bibliography tools

EndNote (http://endnote.com/)

Citation Machine (http://www.citationmachine.net/) BibMe (http://www.bibme.org/)

Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com/)

EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/)

 

 

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