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Study Support Tools

Here’s some handy sites, apps, and research tools to help you stay up to date, manage your time, and reach your full potential!

Any questions? Contact Keyll Darree library on: 642993 or


  • a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. Get registered, promote your work, and interact with other scholars and researchers.


  • Diggo: a multi-tool for personal knowledge management. Dramatically improve your workflow and productivity. Easy and intuitive, yet versatile and powerful. Annotate, book mark, and highlight web pages

  • Dropbox: a cloud storage solution. A free account with Dropbox gives you 2GB of cloud storage helping you to access your documents quickly and easily on all of your devices


  • Create your own infographics to present ideas, figures and more. Choose from thousands of customisable templates or start from scratch to create an impressive infographic which can be embedded or shared online


  • Flickr: Search, share and store photos. A free account with Flickr gives you 1TB of storage. It is also a great source of creative commons licensed images. See the TEL blog for a handy Flickr attribution tool


  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally – there is options to interact with other professionals, promote yourself professionally, and keep up to date with sector news


  • One Note: a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network


  • Padlet: This is an online wall where you can post text, images, videos, links and files from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, enabling instant collaboration with others

  • Pocket: Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. It syncs across your phone, tablet, and computer so you can come back to it whenever and wherever you'd like, even when you're offline

  • Pomotodo: a time management app designed to boost productivity. It uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks


  • Quizlet: A learning tool which will let you study anything via flashcards, games, and tests


  • Refworks: This is a useful resource to help you input, organise, and manage your references. Refworks allows you to store documents on your account, add text references easily, and produces your bibliography saving time and minimising the risk of user error! See Library staff for further guidance

  • Researchgate: A place to search, share, and promote your research with other likeminded people. Can be connected with LinkedIn and Facebook


  • Socrative: An app which allows assessments, or quick question polls to be displayed in real time for effective classroom engagement


  • Tweetdeck: Keep track of trends, follow hashtags, and monitor your time line while running searches – all in one place!


  • Vimeo: Create and share video content online


  • Wordle: generates 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently

  • Wordpress: Create a free blog to allow you to share your research, or track progress on a project. This can be used in conjunction with PollDaddy for in text voting buttons


  • YouTube: the app makes using YouTube on your mobile device easy. You can upload, share and view videos on a range of health and social care relevant topics. You can also view our tutorials on the channel; see Information Retrieval Skills Training to discover our online tutorials
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