Apps for Research

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Apps for Research

  1. 1. Apps for Research
  2. 2. Finding Information
  3. 3. Merriam-Webster • Free • iPhone and Android • Full access to MerriamWebster Collegiate Dictionary • Voice Search • Thesaurus
  4. 4. Wikipedia • • • • • Free iPhone and Android Access Wikipedia Save articles to read offline Choose a language
  5. 5. Khan Academy • Free • iPhone and Android • 4,200 instructional videos in math, science, and humanities
  6. 6. TED • Free • iPhone and Android • Search and access 1,400 TEDtalks • Browse offline • Daily updates
  7. 7. Finding Articles & Books
  8. 8. ArticleSearch • Free • iPhone and Android • Search for magazine and academic journal articles • Some full-text access • Simple search interface • Share articles with via text message, email, or social media
  9. 9. EBSCOhost Free iPhone and Android Access articles from EBSCO Go to Academic Search Premier, scroll to the bottom, and click “iPhone and Android Apps” • Enter an email address • Open the email on your device and follow the instructions • • • •
  10. 10. World Newspapers • $0.99 • iPhone and Android • Access articles from newspapers worldwide • Translate articles
  11. 11. FreeBooks • Free • iPhone and Android • Full text of 23,000+ classic books • E-reader interface with highlighting, bookmarking, dictionary, notes • Import your own ebooks
  12. 12. Apps for Academic Disciplines
  13. 13. Congressional Record • Free • iPhone • Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record • Browse Congressional Record back to 104th Congress (1995) • Perform keyword searches
  14. 14. MyCongress • Free • iPhone and Android • Track members of Congress on news, video, and Twitter • Access member bios and contact information
  15. 15. Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary • Free • iPhone and Android • Legal terms defined in basic language
  16. 16. America’s Economy • Free • iPhone and Android • Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales • Info from BLS, U.S. Census Bureau • Real-time updates
  17. 17. Open States • Free • iPhone • State-level legislation information • Information about state representatives
  18. 18. UN CountryStats • Free • iPhone • Generate tables and bar graphs • Info on economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population for UN countries
  19. 19. Poetry Free iPhone and Android The Poetry Foundation Poetry spinner to combine topics • Discover poets and poetry • • • •
  20. 20. Poetry Daily • Free • iPhone • Discover new contemporary poems
  21. 21. Merck PTE Free iPhone and Android Interactive Periodic Table Classroom presentation mode • Multilingual support • • • •
  22. 22. Google Translate Free iPhone and Android Translate text and speech Listen to translations read aloud • 70 + languages • • • •
  23. 23. Apps for Organization
  24. 24. Mindmeister • • • • Free iPhone and Android Draw maps of your ideas Organize ideas for research and writing
  25. 25. Dropbox Free iPhone and Android Access stored documents Easy way to read word docs and powerpoints on a mobile device • Connects to your Dropbox account • • • •
  26. 26. EasyBib • Free • iPhone and Android • Scan a book’s ISBN to produce a citation in MLA or APA
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