Research – Open Access Tools

Idea Puzzle

The Software Idea Puzzle is an investigation design software that integrates the theory, the methodology, the data, the rhetoric and the authorship of an investigation project to focus on an academic text as you would on an investigation proposal, a thesis or an article. The main benefits of the software Idea Puzzle are its design, the diagnosis and the coherent defence of an investigation project through the point of view of the Philosophy of Science.

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JSTOR Text Analyzer

JSTOR Text Analyzer is a research tool that uses your own document to search for articles and books related to the main topics of your text.

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Youtube – Introducing JSTOR Text Analyzer


Zotero is a research tool that allows you to collect, organize and create citations of books, articles, images and videos.

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Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

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Youtube – Scalar 2.0 — Trailer

Open Science Framework

The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source tool designed to help researchers manage the entire research workflow: planning, execution, reporting, archiving and discovery. It is part collaboration software and part version control system. The OSF can be used to manage individual projects or large collaborative ones. Privacy and sharing settings allow for fine-grained control over access to files and materials stored on the platform – share privately with collaborators or publicly with the community at large. Each project, contributor, and file on the OSF is given a persistent unique identifier, making all research products citable. The platform also mints DOIs and ARKs through DataCite. A collaborative wiki allows contributors to work on writing materials simultaneously.

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Youtube – Getting Started With the Open Science Framework

Text Compare!

Text Compare! is an online diff tool that allows you to easily make a text comparison and find the differences between two texts. Just paste the two texts and hit the compare button. The two texts are shown side by side, with differences highlighted. It highlights not the entire line which contains a difference, but only the difference itself. For larger texts, it also has links that allow you to jump from one difference to the next.

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