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A.I. for Research: List of Popular Research Tools

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A.I. for Academic Research

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is increasingly playing a pivotal role in the realm of academic research by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of information retrieval processes. A.I. algorithms are employed to optimize search engines and databases, enabling researchers to access relevant literature more quickly and accurately. Machine learning algorithms also contribute to personalized recommendations, tailoring search outcomes based on a user's preferences, past searches, and academic interests. A.I. assists in sifting through vast amounts of scholarly content, identifying key papers, and summarizing relevant information, thereby saving researchers time and aiding them in staying abreast of the latest developments in their respective fields. 

Please review Yorkville University's A.I. Guidelines before using an A.I. tool for your course work.

List of A.I. Tools for Academic Research

List of A.I. Tools to help in the Research Process

  • Consensus: AI Search Engine for Research: Consensus is a search engine that uses AI to find insights in research papers. 
  • Elicit: The AI Research Assistant: Automate time-consuming research tasks (ideal for literature reviews, systematic reviews, etc.).
  • Perplexity: is an artificial intelligence powered search engine that allows users to ask direct questions and receive clear, accurate answers backed by curated sources. 
  • ResearchRabbit: Just like in Spotify, you can add papers to collections. ResearchRabbit learns what you love and improves its recommendations.
  • Scite A.I.: research platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations (ideal for literature reviews, systematic reviews, etc.)

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Other Software Options

Citation Software Options

  • Zotero: Zotero is freely accessible citation and research management software.
  • Endnote: EndNote is a reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research.
  • Mendeley: Mendeley brings your research to life, so you can make an impact on tomorrow
  • Papers: Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about.