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Free or Low Cost Apps

Research Tools

Enjoy these apps that make research even easier.  These are available for anyone to use and provide various support for research.


BibMe a Chegg Service logoBibMe:

  • check your paper for plagiarism and grammar errors
  • search for citation information or manually enter it into the site
  • download your bibliography as: MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turbian
  • Cost: Free or $9.95 per month for Plus account
  • Compatibility: online

Citation Machine

Citation Machine logoCitation Machine:

  • create citations, work cited, and bibliographies using: APA, MLA, and Chicago styles
  • check paper for grammar and plagiarism
  • Cost: Free or $9.95 per month for Plus account
  • Compatibility: online resource

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper logoEvernote Web Clipper:

  • save articles, web pages, and screen captures directly to Evernote
  • Read and access your research from any device
  • Organize your content with keywords, titles, and notebooks
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome extension

Note Anywhere

Note Anywhere logoNote Anywhere:

  • on any web page, you can make a post-it note on the site, in any position
  • notes are saved so the next time you open the webpage, the post-its will be there
  • options to change the style of notes
  • summary feature
  • create note by right-clicking on page
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome extension


Pearltrees app logoPearltrees:

  • organize, explore, and share resources
  • add web pages, files, photos, or notes
  • subscribe to specific interests
  • access from any device
  • Cost: free
  • Compatibility: Chrome extension, Android


Pocket app logoPocket:

  • save articles, videos, web pages, photos, or anything online to read later using this app
  • syncs across all devices
  • add tags to organize
  • add extension to use across apps/sites
  • share clippings with others
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: online resources, iOS, Android


Scrible logoScrible:

  • bookmark websites and store files in the cloud
  • build your own library of articles
  • full-text search your library
  • annotate articles in your browser
  • make comments directly on webpages
  • share annotated articles with others
  • Cost: Free or $35 per year for Pro plan
  • Compatibility: online resource