What kind of "Research Tools" have you used during your PhD journey? Why?
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. I would like to know your personal
experience on any kind of "Research Tools" that you are using for
facilitating your research.
- DuckDuckGo for finding relevant literature. It's surprisingly much better than Google Scholar, Google itself, or PubMed.
- MS Excel for performing calculations on raw data.
- GraphPad Prism for making publication-ready graphs and statistical analysis.
- MS PowerPoint for creating composite figures and line art schemes, as well as presentations, of course.
- MS Word for writing papers and reports.
- EndNote for organizing papers and making reference lists.
What kind of "Research Tools" have you used during your PhD journey? Why? - Quora