Open Access Initiatives

Site Name Site Link Description
Shodhganga Repository for Theses
Shodhgangotri Shodhgangotri hosts
synopsis of research

Academic Profile Management

Site Name Site Link Description
IRINS Research Information Management
E-Vidwan premier database of profiles of scientists / researchers and other faculty members
ORCID ORCID ID is a unique, open digital identifier
Researcher ID Researcher ID is an identifying system for scientific authors
Research Gate Research Gate is an academic profile and social networking site
Scopus Track your publications indexed in the Scopus citation database and build metric reports.
Academia is a for-profit open repository of academic articles free to read by visitors.
Web of Science Acquire, analyze, and disseminate database

Abstracting and Indexing Database

Site Name Site Link Description
Scopus Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database
Web of Science Acquire, analyze, and disseminate database

Research Tools - Reference Management Tool

Site Name Site Link Description
Zotero Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data
JabRef Free Reference Manager
EndNote EndNote is a reference management software developed to help researchers, academics, and students organize and manage bibliographic references, citations, and research materials.
Citavi Citavi is a reference management and knowledge organization software designed primarily for researchers, academics, and students.
CiteUlike CiteULike was a web-based reference management and social bookmarking service designed for researchers and academics allowing users to save, organize, and share bibliographic references and research articles online.
Bookends Bookends is a reference management software designed for researchers, academics, and writers to organize and manage bibliographic references, citations, and research materials.
Docear Docear is an open-source academic literature suite that combines reference management, mind mapping, and PDF management into a single software application.
Papers Papers is a reference management software designed to assist researchers, academics, and students in organizing and managing their academic papers, references, and research materials.

Mind Mapping Tool

Site Name Site Link Description
Xmind Xmind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software.
Mindmeister MindMeister is an online collaborative, knowledge-based mind mapping tool
Coggle Coggle is online software for creating and sharing mindmaps and flowcharts.
Freeplane Freeplane is a free and open source software application that supports thinking, sharing information.
Gliffy Gliffy is one of the web based diagram software assist to create professional looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans and technical drawings.
Cmap Cmap is an easy way to encourage very high levels of cognitive performance. (now known as is a free online diagramming and flowcharting tool

Grammar and Spelling Checking Tool

Site Name Site Link Description
Grammarly Grammarly helps people communicate with confidence across devices and platforms.
Whitesmoke WhiteSmoke is an online writing assistant that corrects your grammar, punctuation, writing styles, and spelling.
Writer’s Writer's free grammar checker is a simple, AI-powered assistant that makes your text clear, error-free, and easy to understand.
Workbench Workbench is a grammar checker.

Notes Taking Tool

Site Name Site Link Description
Evernote Evernote - great note taking, project planning, and easy ways to find what you need, when you need it.
Onenote OneNote is designed for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration.

AI-based Content Writing Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Canva Magic Write is an AI text generator built directly into Canva, making it easier to generate long- or short-form written content for your social media posts, blog articles, and presentations
Copy AI Copy AI is a copywriting platform that helps people create content for their website, blog, and social media channels.
GrammerlyGO GrammarlyGO is an AI-powered tool designed to help users generate content attuned to their voice and intended audience.
INK INK is an AI-powered writing tool that helps writers generate content that ranks in search.
Notion AI It involves reading docs, writing content, or taking notes, Notion AI can make you more efficient.
Wordtune Wordtune is an AI-powered writing companion that understands what you're trying to say and suggests ways to make your writing more clear, compelling and authentic.
Jenni Jenni AI is a powerful writing tool that helps you create engaging and informative content for your audience.
QuillBot QuillBot is a paraphrasing and summarizing tool that helps millions of students and professionals cut their writing time by more than half using state-of-the-art AI to rewrite any sentence,paragraph, or article.
Paperpal Paperpal is a writing tool that uses machine learning technology to help you improve your academic writing.

Research Assistant Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Elicit It is a free artificial intelligence (AI) research assistant that “uses language models to automate part of researchers' workflows
SciSpace SciSpace is an incredible (AI-powered) tool to help you understand research papers better. It can explain and elaborate most academic texts in simple words.
GNU PSPP A free and open alternative to IBM SPSS, PSPP is a software for statistical analysis of sampled data.

Google Extension AI

Site Name Site Link Description
Casper AI A tool for professionals to simplify their workflow by summarizing articles, creating content, and sharing insights with stakeholders.
Glasp Glasp is a free Chrome Extension that lets you quickly capture online content with colored highlighting options, which are then automatically curated to your Glasp homepage.

Documentation Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
AudioPen AudioPen transforms messy voice notes into publish-ready text. Draft articles, memos, emails, and more.
Chat PDF
ChatPDF is an AI-powered app that will make reading journal articles easier and faster.
Lateral Lateral is an AI-powered app for academics that will completely change the way you read and take notes.
Scholarcy Scholarcy, the online article summarizer tool, reads your research articles, reports, and book chapters in seconds and breaks them down into bite-sized sections

Mind Mapping Tool

Site Name Site Link Description
Miro Miro's mind map helps distributed teams to brainstorm, plan projects,etc.,
ClickUp ClickUp’s Mind Maps is a visual collaboration tool that helps individuals and teams create free-form mind maps for any need.
VISME A mind map template is one of the best ways to organize information and structure it in a visually engaging way.
GitMind GitMind is a free AI-powered mind mapping &brainstorming app.
MindMup MindMup is a free mind-mapping tool that lets students create and share mind maps.
EdrawMind A collaborative mind mapping tool
The Brain The Brain is a software application designed for mind mapping and knowledge visualization.
WorkFlowy Work flowy is a web-based note-taking and organization tool
MindMapper MindMapper is a mind mapping software and mental organization tool

Visualization Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Gephi Leading visualization and explanation.
Google Data Studio Quickly build interactive reports and dashboards.
Infogram Easy tool for creating infographics
VOSviewer Scientrometric analyzes tool
RStudio RStudio is an integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.

Collaboration tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Etherpad Etherpad is a web-based collaborative text editing software that allows multiple users to simultaneously edit and collaborate on a document in real-time.
Dropbox Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting and synchronization service that allows users to store, access, and share files and folders across different devices and platforms.

Collaboration tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Focus writer FocusWriter is a distraction-free writing software designed to provide a focused and immersive writing environment.
Omm writer OmmWriter is a minimalistic and immersive writing software designed to provide a tranquil and distraction-free writing environment.
Zen writer ZenWriter is a writing software designed to provide a peaceful and distraction-free writing experience and aimed to create a serene and immersive environment for writers to focus on their creative process..

Bibliometric Analysis Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
Biblioshiny Biblioshiny allows users to perform relevant bibliometric and visual analyses on an interactive web interface,
BibExcel BibExcel is designed to assist a user in analysing bibliographic data, or any data

Data Visualization Tools

Site Name Site Link Description
VOS Viewer VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks
CiteSpace CiteSpace is a freely available Java application for visualizing and analyzing trends and patterns in scientific literature.
Power BI Microsoft Power BI is a data visualization platform used primarily for business intelligence purposes.
Pajek Pajek is a free program designed for the analysis and visualization of large networks.
Gephi Gephi is an open-source software for visualizing and analysing large networks graphs.
iipmaps iipmaps is the easiest way to transform data into maps in minutes in a most user-friendly manner.