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Free and low cost resources for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers (or really anyone else) - writing, note taking, meeting tools and many other! - Sourceful

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Jaclyn A. Siegel


Updated: July 10, 2020; Not exhaustive

Free and low cost resources for graduate

students, postdocs, and early career researchers

(or really anyone else)

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this crowdsourced list!

If you wish to suggest other resources, please email me at [email protected]

In order to protect this document, requests to edit will be denied.

Note: You will also likely have access to several other programs through your university. Check with your department chairs and library before purchasing.

Comprehensive software | Writing/Creating | Note taking | Storage | Editing | Reviewing

Free images | Statistics and data analysis | Other analysis | Transcription and qualitative analysis | Literature/systematic reviews | Collaborative workspaces Teaching resources | Citations and references | Research/knowledge access | Open science and preprints | Virtual meetings | Audio | Task managers | Networking and social media | Graphics, models, and figures | Conducting research | Anti-racism resources | Academic podcasts | Student discounts and free stuff | Helpful blogs and websites | Miscellaneous

Comprehensive software

* Open Office: https://www.openoffice.org/

* Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/

* Libre Office: https://www.libreoffice.org/

* Office 365 (may have access through university): https://www.office.com/

* WPS: www.wps.com

* Simul: https://simuldocs.com


* Google docs: https://www.google.ca/docs/about/

* Google sheets: https://www.google.ca/sheets/about/

* Google slides: https://www.google.ca/slides/about/

* Google forms: https://www.google.ca/forms/about

* Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

* Overleaf (LaTex editor): https://www.overleaf.com/

* Papeeria (LaTeX editor): https://papeeria.com/

* TeXMaker (LaTeX editor): https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

* WPS Kingosoft: https://www.wps.com/pt-BR/phone/

Note taking

* Notion: https://www.notion.so/

* Evernote: https://evernote.com/

* Squidnotes: https://www.squidnotes.com/

* Onenote: https://www.onenote.com/

* Notability: https://notesapp.io/

* Notational Velocity: http://notational.net/

* Little outliner: http://littleoutliner.com/

Storage/Cloud-based operating systems/Syncing

* Google Drive: https://www.google.ca/drive/

* Dropbox : https://www.dropbox.com/h

* Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/

* Next Cloud: nextcloud.com

* Syncthing: https://www.syncthing.net


* Reciteworks (check references): https://reciteworks.com/

* Grammarly (check grammar): https://www.grammarly.com/

* ProWritingAid: https://prowritingaid.com/

Reviews and reviewing

* Publons: https://publons.com/

* Reviewer Credits: https://www.reviewercredits.com/

* JANE (where to submit paper): https://jane.biosemantics.org/

* LetPub (information about journals): https://www.letpub.com/index

* Sci-rev (review procedures): https://scirev.org/

* Post-peer review comments: https://pubpeer.com/

* Journal Reviewer (experiences at journals): http://journalreviewer.org/

* List of journals: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en&fbclid=IwAR09n7z9mdjNIuhOoE0jOr1czxxfvNj425bai_q3ociXVkU8n32ceqSQv38


Photos, videos, and images for presentations

* Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/

* Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/

* Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/

* Noun project: https://thenounproject.com/

* Canva: https://canva.com

* Flaticon: https://www.flaticon.com/

* For free PPT and Google Slides templates: https://slidescarnival.com

* Photopea (image editor): https://photopea.com

* Powtown (videos): https://www.powtoon.com/

Time management

* Forest app (pomodoro/block social media): https://www.forestapp.cc/

* Tomato timer (pomodoro): https://tomato-timer.com/

* Tomatoes (pomodoro): http://www.tomato.es/

* Cuckoo (pomodoro for teams): https://cuckoo.team/

* Toggl: https://www.toggl.com/

* Read “Rescue Time”: https://osf.io/tzaeh/

Statistics software

* Google Data Studio: https://datastudio.google.com/

* JASP (similar to SPSS): https://jasp-stats.org/

* Jamovi (similar to SPSS): https://www.jamovi.org/

* R: https://www.r-project.org/

* Process (Macro for SPSS or SAS; Beta version for R): https://www.processmarco.org/download.html

* Stata (may have access through institution): https://www.stata.com/

* G Power: https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/other/gpower/

* PSPP: https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/

* Stats Cloud; statscloud.app

* Gretl: http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

Image processing/Phonetics analysis/DNA editing/Video coding

* Fiji: https://fiji.sc/

* Qupath: https://qupath.github.io/

* Praat: https://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/

* Solomon Coder: https://solomon.andraspeter.com/

* A Plasma Editor: https://jorgensen.biology.utah.edu/wayned/ape/

* Text mining: https://khcoder.net/en/


Qualitative data transcription and analysis/Archival data

* Otter (transcription): https://otter.ai

* Taguette (similar to NVivo): https://www.taguette.org/

* Tropy: https://tropy.org/

* Datavyu: https://datavyu.org/

Organizing and planning literature and systematic reviews

* Research Rabbit: researchrabbit.ai/signup

* Obsidian: https://obsidian.md/

* Phrasebank: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

* Spreadsheet of psychology papers by BIPOC authors: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i7Eacoyv9VVg2lBbCV-KJZg4nSGvR_VZFOysOyOGG8g/edit#gid=666010790

* Rayyan (systematic reviews): https://rayyan.qcri.org/

* Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews: https://training.cochrane.org/handbook

* ProMeta (systematic reviews): https://idostatistics.com/prometa3/

* Covidence (systematic reviews): https://www.covidence.org/home

* Bibliometrix (shiny app): https://bibliometrix.org/Biblioshiny.html

* Connected papers (systematic review): https://www.connectedpapers.com/

Collaborative workspaces

* Slack: https://slack.com/intl/en-ca/

* Discord: https://discord.com/

* Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/

* Asana: https://asana.com/

* Guilded: guilded.gg

* Github: https://github.com/

Teaching resources

* Kahoot: https://kahoot.com/schools-u/

* Mentimeter: https://www.mentimeter.com/app

* Open Textbook Library (accessible textbooks): https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks

* Teaching Assistant guide: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/teachingassistants/

* How We Teach Now: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/howweteachnow-transformative#free

Citation creators and reference managers

* APA Citation Machine: https://www.citationmachine.net/style

* Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/

* Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/

* Citationsy: https://citationsy.com

Research, books, and scholarly articles

* Unpaywall: https://unpaywall.org/

* RBdigital: https://rbdigital.com/

* Kopernico: https://kopernio.com/

* Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/

* Audible: https://www.audible.ca/ OR https://www.audible.com

* ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/

* Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com

* Udemy (online courses): https://www.udemy.com/

* Libby/Overdrive (connect with local library): https://www.overdrive.com/

* Z library libgen (e-library): https://z-lib.org/

* Coursera (online courses): https://www.coursera.org/

* E-cancer (cancer-specific): https://ecancer.org/

* Code academy (learn to code): https://www.codecademy.com/

* She Codes (learn to code; but for women): https://www.shecodes.io/

Open Science and preprints

* Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/

* ArXiv: https://arxiv.org/

* FOSTER: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/

Virtual/video meetings

* Zoom: https://zoom.us/

* Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/

* Jitsi: https://jitsi.org/

* Doodle (meeting planning): https://doodle.com/en/

* When2meet (meeting planning): https://when2meet.com

Recording and audio editing software

* Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org/

* Recorder (Android app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.recorder

* TapeACall (iPhone app): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tapeacall-call-recorder/id573751328


Conducting research

* PsychoPy: https://psychopy.org/

* Gorilla: https://gorilla.sc/

* ODK: https://getodk.org/

* Kobo: https://www.kobotoolbox.org/

* Qualtrics: https://www.qualtrics.com/

* Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/

* Enketo: https://enketo.org/

* Ona: https://ona.io/home/

* CommCare: https://www.dimagi.com/commcare/

* FormR: formr.org

* Open Sesame: osdoc.cogsci.nl

* Chicago faces: https://chicagofaces.org/default/

Task managers

* Trello: https://trello.com/

* Get Plan: https://getplan.co/login

* Pacemaker: https://pacemaker.press

* Habitica (gamified): https://habitica.com/static/home

* Notion.so: https://notion.so

* ClickUp: https://clickup.com/

* NTask: https://www.ntaskmanager.com/

* ToDoIst: https://www.todoist.com/

Networking/Social media/Research identifiers

* Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/

* Scientist: scientistt.net

* Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/

* ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/

* ORCiD: https://orcid.org/

* Academia.edu: https://academia.edu

* Hootsuite (for managing social media): https://hootsuite.com/

* Forest app (for blocking social media): https://www.forestapp.cc/


Create graphics/Figures/Images/Models

* Biorender: https://biorender.com/

* Inskscape: https://inkscape.org/

* Draw.io: https://app.diagrams.net/

* Biorender: https://biorender.com/

* Paint.net: https://www.getpaint.net/

* Lumion (free trial): https://lumion.com/

* Vector works: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-CA

* Adobe sketchup: https://www.sketchup.com

* GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/

* Wordle (word clouds): https://www.wordle.net

* Interaction (creates figures for two-way interactions): https://www.danielsoper.com/interaction

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