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Free AI Tools for Research and Academic Writing

Free AI Tools for Research and Academic Writing [Updated]

Hundreds of AI apps are being released every week now. But very few of them are meant for academic purposes.

Here are a few AI-powered apps that will supercharge your academic writing and reading —-

For Writing:

1. SciSpace

One of the most powerful and versatile tools currently available for reading journal articles.

You can ask your reading Copilot to explain difficult passages.

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2. Schoarlcy

A persona reading assistant that creates summaries of research papers with unfamiliar terms hyperlinked to Wikipedia entries.

A persona reading assistant that creates summaries of research papers with unfamiliar terms hyperlinked to Wikipedia entries.

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3. Jenni AI

A personal writing assistant that will make sure you never face writer’s block

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4. ChatPDF

ChatGPT for research papers. Upload a paper and start asking it questions.

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5. Paperpal

An editor to help you polish your academic writing. Also has an MS Word plugin so you can edit from within MS Word.

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6. Casper

A Chrome extension that summarizes research papers within your browser. Also helps you brainstorm ideas.

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7. Grammarly

It reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes in English texts, detects plagiarism, and suggests replacements for the identified errors. It also allows users to customize their style, tone, and context-specific language.

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8. QuillBot

QuillBot is a paraphrasing and summarizing tool that helps millions of students and professionals cut their writing time by more than half using state-of-the-art AI to rewrite any sentence, paragraph, or article.

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9. Turnitin

It is an Internet-based plagiarism detection service run by the American company Turnitin, LLC, a subsidiary of Advance Publications.

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10. Elicit

It uses machine learning to help you with your research: find papers, extract key claims, summarize, brainstorm ideas, and more.

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For taking notes:

1. Lateral

A unique app that helps you find common themes across multiple research papers — in minutes.

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2. ClioVis

Not an AI-powered app but still much better than many available tools. I am using it for my current research project.

Helps you visualize connections between different ideas and concepts. Also lets you export your notes to an MS Word file.

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3. Glasp

Take notes on research papers and share them with likeminded people across the world

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4. Audiopen

Converts your voice notes into coherent and cohesive prose.

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Search engines:

1. Consensus

Unlike ChatGPT, which provides bogus citations, Consensus responds to your inquiries with references to genuine published publications.

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2. Search Smart

A search engine to assist you in discovering the best database for your study.

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3. Evidence Hunt

Answers your clinical questions with citations to published papers.

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4. Mendeley

It brings your research to life, so you can make an impact on tomorrow. Search over 100 million cross-publisher articles and counting.

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