Introduction to the Research Tools Mind Map
Ale Ebrahim, Nader
Introduction to the Research Tools Mind Map.
Research World, 2013, vol. 10, n. 4, pp. 1-3.
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increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT),
researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organise,
manipulate, analyse, and share relevant information. However, there are
hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related
uses. I have collected over 700 tools that can help researchers do their
work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map,
titled Research Tools, which is updated periodically. Created using the
MindMeister software platform, Research Tools provides a convenient
interface with zoom in/out, screen drag, and other user-friendly
features. Being a mind map, Research Tools consists of a hierarchical
set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2)
Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing
visibility and impact, and six auxiliary nodes. In the mind map, each
parent node has several child nodes associated with it, which can be
accessed by clicking on the plus (+) sign. Several free tools can be
found in the child nodes. Some paid tools are also included. The four
main nodes are described below, listing some tools as examples. In the
mind map, a green tick sign indicates my preference for some tools.
Users can access the tools by clicking on the arrow sign that appears
next to the tool title.
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|Keywords:||e-skills, Digital research tools, Research Tools, Emerging tools|
|Subjects:||L. Information technology and library technology. > LA. Telecommunications.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LJ. Software.
Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
|Date deposited:||25 Jun 2013 09:25|
|Last modified:||02 Oct 2014 12:26|
Ebrahim, N. (2013). Introduction to the Research Tools mind map.
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