Nader Ale Ebrahim | PublonsResearch Tools
With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organize, manipulate, analyses, and share relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related uses. Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim (COPG co-founder) 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 (Ale Ebrahim, 2013). 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.

By using research tools, you will be able to:

  • help students who seek to reduce the search time by expanding the knowledge of researchers to more effectively use the “tools” that are available through the Net
  • evaluate the types of literature that researchers will encounter
  • convert the information of the search for a written document
  • help researchers learn how to search and analyze the right journal to submit
  • increase the chance of getting publications cited
  • make your research and teaching activities known
  • disseminate the publications by using “Research Tools Box” effectively
  • increase publications chances of being found, read and cited
  • increase the chance of research collaboration.

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