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Research Tools By: Nader Ale Ebrahim

This Mind Map is designed 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. ©2008 - 2015 Nader Ale Ebrahim

(1) Searching the literature

Previous name: 1. Search for proper article Changed on 13/06/2013


Google Keyword Tool


Microsoft adCenter Labs, Bing Ads Intelligence

MASTER KEYWORDS LIST-Journal of International Business Studies

Free keyword tool

iSpionage keyword tool

What are the emerging research areas, Research Evaluation Tools, Essential Science Indicators

boardreader, Example

social mention

Good Keywords

Springer Realtime - Keywords

The Art of Keyword Searching


Word frequency, Keyword density analyser, SEOBook, WordItOut

Word visiulization, IBM Many Eyes, Example,,,,, Turn your spreadsheet into a map,

Trends, Google Trends,


Google Correlate

Google scholar, Translate text, webpages and documents

Google Trends

Google Public Data Explorer

Microsoft Academic Research

Arnetminer: search and mining of academic social networks


© Q-Sensei


Thomson Scientific

Scientific WebPlus

Essential Science Indicators-Old


Essential Science Indicators®

SAGE Research Methods Online

Publish or Perish

The Predictive Power of the H-Index

Other software for indexes check, QuadSearch, Nader, h-index by Frederic Moisy, HView Visualizer, scHolar index, Nader

Single publication H-index




SciFinder®-American Chemical Society

Product Overview With a single source, you can explore scientific information in journal and patent literature from around the world: References from more than 10,000 currently published journals and patents from more than 60 patent authorities Important scientific discoveries from the present to the mid-1800s The latest scientific breakthroughs almost as soon as they are published with references added daily and some patent information as recent as 2 days ago The world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information   Features and Benefits SciFinder is easy-to-use and enables your research process to be more creative and productive by offering you: Access to current, high-quality scientific information Links to more relevant journal articles and patent documents than any other source Content indexed by scientists An intuitive interaction Time savings, with speedy access to more than a century of scientific information A novel approach to problem solving by linking related concepts Strengthen your research and your academic program with SciFinder. Explore: Scientific principles, how they evolve as new discoveries are made, and how these principles transcend traditional scientific disciplines A wealth of information for more than 52 million organic and inorganic substances By chemical structures or biological sequences By substructures or reactions By research topic, author, company, or substance name SciFinder prepares students for the workplace where SciFinder is used in companies throughout the world.  

University Ranking

World University Rankings 2010 THE Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings

Web of Science

Times Cited

Analyze Results, Document type, Country, Conference title, Author, Publication Year, Citation Report, Eigenfactor™ Score(EF)

Web of Science® Training

Research Front Map

List of all the cited works in Web of Science.

Add the Web of Knowledge search widget to your desktop

The new Web of Knowledge platform

Other Search Engine

Visual Search Engines, Middlespot, Kartoo, Webbrain, Nexplore, RedZ, Reverse Image Search Engine

Meta-search engines, Metacrawler, Dogpile, Fefoo, Yippy,, QuadSearch, Bing vs. Google

Ebook-PowerPoint-pdf search-engine, ebook-search-engine, Library Genesis, PowerPoint Search, download-book, pdf-seek-engine, Google Books, SlideShare, China/Asia On Demand (CAOD), pdfgeni, Search-ebooks, E-doc-find, Download Free PDF, Cari Buku Baru,, Free Australian e-Books, Computer Science books, eBook Search, © 2010 BitLibrary, Book Finder, Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg

Computational knowledge engine, WolFramalpha

100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web

World Digital Library

People search engine

Comprehensive list of Search Engines

List of academic databases and search engines

Academic and Scholarly Search Engines




iSEEK™ Education

LEGAL RESEARCH TOOLS, Lexis Nexis Academic, HeinOnline, Westlaw

Sound search

Other DataBases

Scopus, Analyze Results feature

Scopus TopCited

JSTOR's Data for Research (DfR), Tips and Tools


SSRN eLibrary

Directory of Open Access Journals


Cranfield Collection of E-Research - CERES


The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies



List of academic databases and search engines

Medknow Publications


Free medical journals

List of Open Access Journals and Databases

SAGE journals online

University Library of Munich-MPRA

on-line Economics working papers

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

Scientific Information Database (SID)

PubZone-Basic search for publications

OpenSIGLE - System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe

© Q-Sensei

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

A collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science

Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Scientific Information Database(SID)

Databases for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Institutional Repository Search

CORE (COnnecting REpositories)

Theses and Dissertations

ADT Database

University of Malaya Theses and Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Top 30 Web Tools to Search, Download and Review Dissertations Online

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Index to Theses

Cranfield Collection of E-Research - CERES

University of Pretoria's electronic theses and dissertations service (UPeTD)

Durham University e-Theses


Aalto University Schools of Technology electronic academic dissertations

Polytechnique Montréal

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Search all digital Australian theses via Trove

Doctoral Theses-Biblioteca Digital de Teses

ITS Library

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Theseus - Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences

HCMIU Thesis

University Portal

University of St. Gallen

Forschungs Portal

Patent searching

EPO - Espacenet

Google Patent

Patent Scope

LexisNexis® TotalPatent®

SciVal Metrics

Virtual Teams will become as important as Web to companies (Nader Ale Ebrahim)

The Best Virtual R&D Teams Papers (Nader Ale Ebrahim's Publications)

(3) Targeting suitable journals

Previous name: 3. Target Suitable Journals , Changed on 13/06/2013 Do you need to do any of the following? Identify which journals to send your articles for publication. Identify journals relevant to your research.

Journal Citation Reports®

Journal Summary List, Journal Title, Total Cites, Citation Reports, Impact Factor, h-index, How to calculate the h-index?, Immediacy Index, The Eigenfactor™ score, Cited Half-Life


Journal Ranking

Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) Training

Journal Ranking

Eigenfactor™ Score and the Article Influence™ Score

Journal Quality List - Anne-Wil Harzing

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCOPUS Journal Analyzer

The Journal Quality List

Red Jasper’s Center for Journal Ranking

Predatory scholarly open-access publishers

ISC Master Journals List

Google Scholar Metrics

Journal Metrics from Elsevier

The Shape of Science

Publisher rank, Wikipedia Cite-o-Meter

Genamics JournalSeek

Genamics JournalSeek Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. The database presently contains 95670 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN. Searching this information allows the rapid identification of potential journals to publish your research in, as well as allow you to find new journals of interest to your field.  

Master Journal List


Dropped from WoS

Emerald journals

All Information Systems Journals

Science & Engineering Journal Abbreviations

Directory of Open Access & Hybrid Journals





How to Write a Research Paper

How to Write a Biomedical Research Paper

Developing an Effective Title

Focusing on your Central Message

Eight Steps to Developing an Effective Outline

Ten Steps to Writing an Effective Abstract

Fourteen Steps to Writing Clearly

Effective Word Usage in Scientific Writing

Twelve Steps to Writing an Effective Materials and Methods

Elsevier New Author Packs

© European Association of Science Editors - Guidelines for Authors

Courses, Writing in the Sciences, Guide to Scientific Writing

How to publish in an Elsevier journal

Selecting a Journal

Journal Selector

Springer Journal Selector

Find the perfect journal for your article

The Biosemantics Group - Jane

Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals

select an efficient journal for submitting - SciRev

Review time and acceptance rate, Peer review time, Journal Review er, Journal Review

Manuscript matcher-EndNote Web, Match

The trend of increasing open-access Journal


Classification code

The Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)

Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Classification System

The ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

New forms of open peer review


Types of paper

Short Communications

Regular articles



Data Bank


(4) Enhancing visibility and impact

Previous name: 4. Advertising (disseminate results) Changed on 13/06/2013 Citation = Quality of work * Popularity of topic. A higher rate of downloads in the first year of an article could predict a higher number of eventual citations later, what makes people to download a paper

Web Page


Professor T. Ramayah

Aleebrahim @ Yola

Activities on the web

On-Line repository (Papers storage)

The effect of open access and downloads ('hits') on citation impact: a bibliography of studies

Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Nader, Institute of Business Escuela Argentina

getCITED, Nader

CiteULike by Springer

CiteSeerX Crawler

The Berkeley Electronic Press, Nader

Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA), Nader, EconPapers, Nader, IDEAS, Nader, RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), Nader, universia, Nader, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Результаты поиска (Socionet), Nader, Q-Sensei, Nader,, Nader, EconBiz, Nader

PubZone, Nader

Add References to the Computer Science Bibliography Collection, Nader

Social Science Open Access Repository, Nader, WorldCat, Nader

HAL, Nader, isidore, Nader, Nader Ale Ebrahim, DRIVER, BASE, TICE, Nader

WebCite®,, Nader

Registry of Open Access Repositories

UM Research Repository, Nader

Scholarius, Nader

The University of Edinburgh, Nader

Cogprints (University of Southampton), Nader, CORE, Ale Ebrahim

EdITLib Digital Library, Nader

arXiv, Nader, DBLP, Nader, FacetedDBLP, Nader, eprintweb, Nader, Pubget, Nader, ScienceWISE, Nader, CERN Document Server, Nader

Dryad- In biosciences

EconStor, Nader

Reference Management, Zotero, Nader, © WizFolio, Nader, Mendeley, Nader

e-LiS, Nader

Repository of the Academy's Library, Nader


Open Access Library (OALib), Nader

DataONE Dash, Nader 1, Nader 2

On-line Curriculum vitae

ResearcherID, Nader, Training, Steps to create a free ResearcherID account

Microsoft Academic Search, Nader, Nader

Google Scholar-My Citations, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Mind Map, Nader

Arnetminer (, Nader, Nader Ale Ebrahim

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), Nader

visual resume, Nader

Okkam Entity Name System (ENS), Nader

AuthorClaim, Nader, Nader, Nader, Nader

Wikiscientist, Nader


MicroBlogging, twitter, Nader, Yasni, Nader,, Nader

Social Media/Network, Facebook, Klout, Nader

Open Cobalt

Society of Collaborative Networks Members

Creative Commons, Nader

The Berkeley Electronic Press, Nader


IAMOT forum, Nader

Virtual Collaboration Network, Nader

Bookmarking, Diigo, Nader, Delicious (social bookmarking service), Delicious-The tastiest bookmarks on the web, Nader, Digg, BibSonomy, Nader, ScienceWISE, Nader, Evernote, Nader, Bundlr, Nader, Kudos Innovations, Nader

Scientific Social Network, Mysciencework, Nader, Linkedin, Nader,, Nader, ResearchGATE!, Nader, Malaysian Experts, Nader, NatureNetwork, Nader, BiomedExperts, iamResearcher, Nader, MyNetResearch, Nader, Methodspace By SAGE, Nader, Ecademy, Nader, Virtual R&D teams, Quora, Nader, Research Data Box (RDBox), Nader, Groupiest Social S.L., Nader, ScienceOpen, Nader, Degreed, Nader, PROskore, Nader, Piirus

JournalFire, Nader

Peer Evaluation, Nader



Neurotree, Nader

Online newspaper, Scoop, Virtual R&D Teams, Nader,, Nader, Yumpu, Nader

Blogger, WordPress, Nader, Blogspot, Nader, JohnRTurner, Weebly,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Edublogs, Nader,, Nader, Tumblr, Nader

publisher's copyright transfer agreement

Obtaining permission to self-archive

Copyright Clearance Center


Can I self-archive my e-print?


Creative Commons, Nader


WikiPedia, Nader

Wikiscientist, Nader

Document Publishing

Prezi, Nader

Calameo, Nader

WePapers, Nader

Book Publishing, InTech, Article Processing Charge, Lambert Academic Publishing’, VDM Publishing Group, Self-Publishing, Lulu, © Pandamian, Nader, GRIN Publishing GmbH., Nader, Nader's Books on Google, BookBaby, Blurb, CreateSpace

Article Publishing, EzineArticles, Science gists, Nader

SEO Scores, Nader

GitHub Inc., Nader

simplebooklet, Nader

Cloud storage, Storage Made Easy, Nader, Jumpshare, Nader, Wuala, Nader, Microsoft OneDrive, Nader, Box, Google Drive, Nader, DropBox, Nader

Share documents, Internet Archive, Nader, Ale Ebrahim, SlideShare, Nader Ale Ebrahim, figshare, Nader, Syncing figshare with ORCID, Issuu, Nader, Scribd, Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Docstoc, Udemy, Nader-1, Nader-2, Docs, Nader, DocDroid, Nader, Speaker Deck, Nader, Presentain, Nader, edocr, Nader

Photo Sharing, Flickr, Nader, ImageShack, Nader, Google+‎, FaceBook, Imgur, Nader

Research impact

ImpactStory, Nader-2, Nader-1

PlumX., Nader


Translate, Nader

Examples of high cited article, CURRICULUM VITAE, Nader Ale Ebrahim

A good follower, Academica, Mind Map, ResearcherID

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Submit your site to Google, Submit your site to Bing, Submit your site to Yahoo!, Post updates to your Facebook page, Search Engine Ranking Check, Submit a Web site to Scirus, Nader, Optimizing Your Article for Search Engines, Basics of SEO - An Article, permanent archive (, Nader

Strategies to increase citations, 10 Ways to Increase Usage and Citation of your Published Article, Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research, How to Promote Your Article, Promoting Your Publication

Submit a website with academic articles to Google Scholar.

Citation tracking, Scientific Citations

Publons - Evaluating Academic Research, Nader

Keeping up-to-date Alert services


Conference Alerts



Economics Conference Directory


IEEE Conference Alerts

WSEAS - World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology



Citation tracking

Scopus Citation Tracker

Web of Science

Academic Research Microsoft



Google Alert

Google Scholar Alerts




Taylor and Francis

Wiley InterScience

Blackwell Publishers

MIT Press


ISI Web of Knowledge

Keeping Up-to-Date in EECS


Finding Journal Articles

Academic Research Tools in Web 2.0


Online Workshops



Thomson -Live Sessions

Scopus - increase your chances of citations

Web of Knowledge Frequently Asked Questions - Answers

MIT OpenCourseWare

The new Web of Knowledge

Helping you get published by: Elsevier

Microsoft Office Add-in

Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

Microsoft Math

List of free and open source software packages

Remote Desktop Control


Resources related to content analysis and text analysis

Shorten a link

Let me Google



San Francisco Edit.

We specialize in editing and proofreading manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals. A high percentage of the papers we have edited have been successfully published, and many were accepted by the journal initially targeted by the author.

PhD Research Proposal Guidelines


Nader won the second prize of the EPD 2010 challenge

Research Tools Tutorial, Fees

Winner of Refer-a-Colleague Competition

Budapest Open Access Initiative

Recommendation, Hossein, Arezoo, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, pistoning in transtibial prostheses-Seal- In x5 and Dermo liner

Cited, Publishing on internet, Literatūras izpēte un analīze, Writing in and for Virtual Teams, Organizational Behavior, My Life Travelog, Brad Mehlenbacher, PhD, Citations Mining

CC wiki

Nader Ale Ebrahim's Activities on the Web

Mind Map

How to Write a Thesis

How to Write Your Thesis

Document Sharing



Tips for dealing with the Ph.D. viva

How to Survive Your Viva

i-Teach-u-English Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi


Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility

SyncToy 2.1


ICT Tools and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Educators

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings

Ranking Web of Universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities- Shanghai Ranking

World University Rankings-Thomson Reuters


Nader Webs


Microsoft Office Outlook

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Google Chrome

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.


TryBooking is the first fully integrated online booking and registration system created specifically to meet the needs of community groups. We provide sophisticated technology yet keep it simple, accessible, and affordable for everyone.


Opening science: towards an agenda of open science in academia and industry



(2) Writing a paper

Desktop search

dtSearch, Direct download link, Download, dtSearch Quick Start

Google Desktop search

Windows Desktop Search

Compare Desktop Search Tools

Copernic Desktop Search (CDS)

Writing/Editing Tool (Proofreading Tool)

WhiteSmoke Writer, Grammar Capabilities

Microsoft Word, a comparison

Windows Office Live

Ginger's Proofreading Software



SpellChecker, Spell Checker, Online Spell check


SpringerExemplar, Example

Ghotit Spell Checker

Remove Line Breaks with paragraph restoration

The Best Spinner

Paraphrase, Paraphrase with Microsoft Translator, SpinBot, Paraphrase Software, Best Free Spinner

Academic Phrasebank


Online Text Tools

Thesis Generators, Thesis Statement Creator, Thesis Builders, U. Phoenix Thesis Generator, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Outline Maker

Generate and organize information and ideas, Diagram editor-Gliffy, Lucidchart, Content-generation tool, Scrivener

Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking

Put your ideas and notes in order, Writing your literature review, Graphic organizers

Training, Springer Author Academy

Write collaboratively

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Concurrent editing, Google Docs

Advice on Academic Writing

How to write good English Scientific papers

Online LaTeX Editor


Summarizer/Thematic analysis

Microsoft Office Word 2007- Automatically summarize a document

Copernic Summarizer

Summarizes text documents

ISCE Library

Tools 4 noobs

Free Summarizer



Text Compactor


Plagiarism Tools

Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."[1] Within academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or academic fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure, up to and including expulsion.

Stop Plagiarism, Special Note about Plagiarism, Educational tips on plagiarism prevention, Plagiarism Tutorial -, Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words

COPE’s advice when faced with cases of suspected misconduct, What to do if you suspect plagiarism, What to do if you suspect fabricated data, What to do if you suspect redundant (duplicate) publication, Translations, Persian (14 flowcharts), Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian

Plagiarism Checker, A list of Plagiarism Tools, Dupli Checker., Viper, project form the University of Maryland, Plagiarism Detect, PaperRater, iThenticate, Turnitin, WriteCheck, Plagiarisma.Net, CrossCheck, Docoloc KG, Dustball

Retraction Watch

Mind Map

Collaborative Online Mind Mapping MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen.

A list of mind mapping software, Second list

Text2Mindmap, Example





MindMaple Lite





Reference Management

Reference management software, citation management software or personal bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilising bibliographiccitations (references). Once a citation has been recorded, it can be used time and again in generating bibliographies, such as lists of references in scholarly books, articles and essays. The development of reference management packages has been driven by the rapid expansion of scientific literature.

EndNote, Configuring Google Scholar to Work with EndNote, EndNote Web, EndNote Web® Training, Product Training, Downloading references from Emerald to EndNote, Use Predefined Manuscript Templates, Direct Export with PubMed

Comparison of reference management software


Microsoft Word, Insert Citation

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh]



Papers 2 for the Macintosh











Retrieve articles’ DOIs


Sente 5

Create Citation, Find and edit CSL citation styles, Citation Machine, Cite This For Me, BibMe


Finding h-index

Finding your h-index in Web of Science

Add-on for Firefox-Scholar H-Index Calculator

Quadsearch, Example

Scholarometer-add-on for the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Microsoft Academic Search

Publish or Perish

Web application to calculate the single publication

Experts ranked by H-index

scHolar index, Example

Predicting scientific success

Scopus Author Search

Single publication H-index

Citation Impact Discerning Self-citations (CIDS v2.3)

Increase h-index

Help Readers Find Your Article

10 Ways to Increase Usage and Citation of your Article Using Social Media

Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research

Optimizing Your Article for Search Engines

Download Presentation file

Track citations

My Citations - Google Scholar

Citation Workshops

Analyze and improve your citation counts, News on Blog

On the Web

How to Maximize Citations

Improving Your Impact

Optimize citations

Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research

Optimizing Your Article for Search Engines

10 Ways to Increase Usage and Citation of your Published Article Using Social Media

h, g & hg Indexes of the Researchers

Making Research Count

Scimago Institutions rankings World Reports

Citation Competition

Citation Improvement

Graduate Student Workshop Series Citation Metrics

Publisher copyright policies


Other Meters

ReaderMeter By Mendeley

Total Impact

Google Scholar Metrics for Publications, Example

ImpactStory, Nader


Surveys & Analysis


SurveyMonkey, Example



Google Docs, Example 1

eSurveysPro, Example

ThesisTools Online Surveys

Free Online Surveys, Example

Infopoll, Example

How To Write A Good Survey

FormSite, Example

LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor)

Kwik Surveys, Example, Example 2

QuestionPro, Example

MailChimp, Recorded Webinars


Survey Gizmo



On-Line, Sample Size Calculator, Statistics Calculator: Linear Regression

Software package, Analyse-it, Statistical Lab, SPSS, SAS® Analytics, Minitab, Neural networks software, NeuroXL, Alyuda NeuroIntelligence, Comparison of statistical packages

Digital Research Tools-Analyze statistics

Data & Information Visualization - Infographics, 1- Static, Examples, Example-1, Example-2, Example-3, 5 Tools to Create Your Own Infographics, 2- Dynamic, Examples, Example-1, World-population, Computable Document Format, Infographic Maker, 3- Interactive, Gapminder World Offline, Example-What A Billion Dollars Buys You, 4- Physical, Datacopia

Qualitative data analysis

Nvivo, Online sessions


QDA Miner


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