Free/low cost resources for graduate students

Free and low cost resources for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers (or really anyone else) - writing, note taking, meeting tools and many other!

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Free and low cost resources for graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers (or really anyone else) - writing, note taking, meeting tools and many other!

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Jaclyn A. Siegel

@jacasiegel

Updated: October 27, 2020; Not exhaustive

Free and low cost resources for graduate

students, postdocs, and early career researchers

(or really anyone else)

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this crowdsourced list!

If you wish to suggest other resources, please email me at [email protected]

In order to protect this document, requests to edit will be denied.

Note: You will also likely have access to several other programs through your university. Check with your department chairs and library before purchasing.

Comprehensive software | Writing/Creating | Note taking | Storage | Editing | Reviewing | Free images | Statistics and data analysis | Other analysis | Transcription and qualitative analysis | Literature/systematic reviews | Collaborative workspaces Teaching resources | Citations and references | Research/knowledge access | Open science and preprints | Virtual meetings | Audio | Task managers | Networking and social media | Graphics, models, and figures | Conducting research | Anti-racism resources | Academic podcasts | Student discounts and free stuff | Helpful blogs and websites | Miscellaneous

Comprehensive software and operating systems

* Open Office: https://www.openoffice.org/

* Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/

* Libre Office: https://www.libreoffice.org/

* WPS: www.wps.com/

* Simul: https://simuldocs.com

* Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/

* Mint: https://linuxmint.com/

Writing/Creating

* Google docs: https://www.google.ca/docs/about/

* Google sheets: https://www.google.ca/sheets/about/

* Google slides: https://www.google.ca/slides/about/

* Google forms: https://www.google.ca/forms/about

* Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

* Overleaf (LaTex editor): https://www.overleaf.com/

* Papeeria (LaTeX editor): https://papeeria.com/

* TeXMaker (LaTeX editor): https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

* TeXStudio (LaTex editor): https://www.texstudio.org/

* WPS Kingosoft: https://www.wps.com/pt-BR/phone/

Note taking

* Notion: https://www.notion.so/

* Evernote: https://evernote.com/

* Squidnotes: https://www.squidnotes.com/

* Onenote: https://www.onenote.com/

* Notability: https://notesapp.io/

* Notational Velocity: http://notational.net/

* Little outliner: http://littleoutliner.com/

* Free mind: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

* Obsidian: https://obsidian.md/

* Don’t pad: http://dontpad.com/

Storage/Cloud-based operating systems/Syncing

* Google Drive: https://www.google.ca/drive/

* Dropbox : https://www.dropbox.com/h

* Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/

* Next Cloud: nextcloud.com

* Syncthing: https://www.syncthing.net

Editing

* Reciteworks (check references): https://reciteworks.com/

* Grammarly (check grammar): https://www.grammarly.com/

* ProWritingAid: https://prowritingaid.com/

Reviews and reviewing

* Publons: https://publons.com/

* Reviewer Credits: https://www.reviewercredits.com/

* JANE (where to submit paper): https://jane.biosemantics.org/

* LetPub (information about journals): https://www.letpub.com/index

* Sci-rev (review procedures): https://scirev.org/

* Post-peer review comments: https://pubpeer.com/

* Journal Reviewer (experiences at journals): http://journalreviewer.org/

* List of journals: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en&fbclid=IwAR09n7z9mdjNIuhOoE0jOr1czxxfvNj425bai_q3ociXVkU8n32ceqSQv38

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Photos, videos, and images for presentations

* Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/

* Pexels: https://www.pexels.com/

* Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/

* Freepik: https://www.freepik.com/

* Wiki commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

* Noun project: https://thenounproject.com/

* Blender (image editor): https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/editors/image/introduction.html

* Canva: https://canva.com

* Flaticon: https://www.flaticon.com/

* For free PPT and Google Slides templates: https://slidescarnival.com

* More powerpoint backgrounds: https://slidesgo.com

* Photopea (image editor): https://photopea.com

* Powtown (videos): https://www.powtoon.com/

Time management

* Forest app (pomodoro/block social media): https://www.forestapp.cc/

* Block social media: https://www.selfcontrolapp.com

* Tomato timer (pomodoro): https://tomato-timer.com/

* Tomatoes (pomodoro): http://www.tomato.es/

* Cuckoo (pomodoro for teams): https://cuckoo.team/

* Toggl: https://www.toggl.com/

* Read “Rescue Time”: https://osf.io/tzaeh/

Statistics software

* Google Data Studio: https://datastudio.google.com/

* JASP (similar to SPSS): https://jasp-stats.org/

* Jamovi (similar to SPSS): https://www.jamovi.org/

* R: https://www.r-project.org/

* R Studio: https://rstudio.com/

* Tex Studio:

* Process (Macro for SPSS or SAS; Beta version for R): https://www.processmarco.org/download.html

* Stata (may have access through institution): https://www.stata.com/

* G Power: https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/other/gpower/

* PSPP: https://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/

* Stats Cloud; statscloud.app

* Gretl: http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

* QGIS (geospatial analyses): https://www.qgis.org/en/site/

* pgAdmin (based on postgreSQL): https://www.pgadmin.org/

Image processing/Phonetics analysis/DNA editing/Video coding

* Fiji: https://fiji.sc/

* Qupath: https://qupath.github.io/

* Praat: https://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/

* Solomon Coder: https://solomon.andraspeter.com/

* A Plasma Editor: https://jorgensen.biology.utah.edu/wayned/ape/

* Text mining: https://khcoder.net/en/

* Slicer: https://www.slicer.org/

* SlicerMorph: https://slicermorph.github.io/

Qualitative data transcription and analysis/Archival data

* Otter (transcription): https://otter.ai

* Taguette (similar to NVivo): https://www.taguette.org/

* Tropy: https://tropy.org/

* Datavyu: https://datavyu.org/

* TAMSYS Analyzer: http://tamsys.sourceforge.net/

* ELAN (annotations/transcriptions): https://archive.mpi.nl/tla/elan

Organizing and planning literature and systematic reviews

* Research Rabbit: researchrabbit.ai/signup

* Obsidian: https://obsidian.md/

* Phrasebank: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

* Spreadsheet of psychology papers by BIPOC authors: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i7Eacoyv9VVg2lBbCV-KJZg4nSGvR_VZFOysOyOGG8g/edit#gid=666010790

* Rayyan (systematic reviews): https://rayyan.qcri.org/

* Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews: https://training.cochrane.org/handbook

* ProMeta (systematic reviews): https://idostatistics.com/prometa3/

* Covidence (systematic reviews): https://www.covidence.org/home

* Bibliometrix (shiny app): https://bibliometrix.org/Biblioshiny.html

* Connected papers (systematic review): https://www.connectedpapers.com/

* NIRO: https://niro-sr.netlify.app/

Collaborative workspaces

* Slack: https://slack.com/intl/en-ca/

* Discord: https://discord.com/

* Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/

* Asana: https://asana.com/

* Guilded: guilded.gg

* Github: https://github.com/

Teaching resources

* Kahoot: https://kahoot.com/schools-u/

* Mentimeter: https://www.mentimeter.com/app

* Open Textbook Library (accessible textbooks): https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks

* Open Stax: https://openstax.org/

* OER Commons: https://www.oercommons.org/

* Lumen learning: https://lumenlearning.com/

* More open textbooks: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

* MERLOT: https://www.merlot.org/merlot/

* OE consortium: https://www.oeconsortium.org/

* CUNY Open Works Repository: https://academicworks.cuny.edu/

* Teaching Assistant guide: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/teachingassistants/

* How We Teach Now: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/howweteachnow-transformative#free

* Psychology Teaching Guide: https://teachpsych.org/page-1603066

* SPSSI teaching activities: https://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=1974&nodeID=1

* Dr. Kim Case’s teaching resources: https://www.drkimcase.com/resources/

* Psychology of WOmen Quarterly resources: https://journals.sagepub.com/topic/collections-pwq/pwq-3-supplemental_teaching_and_research_resources/pwq

* SPSP teaching resources: https://www.spsp.org/resources/teaching/classroom-resources

Citation creators and reference managers

* APA Citation Machine: https://www.citationmachine.net/style

* Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/

* Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/

* Citationsy: https://citationsy.com

Research, books, and scholarly articles

* Unpaywall: https://unpaywall.org/

* RBdigital: https://rbdigital.com/

* Kopernico: https://kopernio.com/

* Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/

* Audible: https://www.audible.ca/ OR https://www.audible.com

* ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/

* Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com

* Udemy (online courses): https://www.udemy.com/

* Libby/Overdrive (connect with local library): https://www.overdrive.com/

* Z library libgen (e-library): https://z-lib.org/

* Coursera (online courses): https://www.coursera.org/

* E-cancer (cancer-specific): https://ecancer.org/

* Code academy (learn to code): https://www.codecademy.com/

* She Codes (learn to code; but for women): https://www.shecodes.io/

Open Science and preprints

* Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/

* ArXiv: https://arxiv.org/

PsyArXiv: https://psyarxiv.com/

* FOSTER: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/

Virtual/video meetings

* Zoom: https://zoom.us/

* Best practices for keeping Zoom meetings secure: https://www.zdnet.com/article/make-sure-your-zoom-meetings-are-safe-by-doing-these-10-things/

* Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/

* Jitsi: https://jitsi.org/

* Doodle (meeting planning): https://doodle.com/en/

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