Research and Writing Tools
If you need help with research for a writing assignment or project, these research and writing tools can be helpful as a part of the research process. The free tools below are used to research credible, scholarly sources, brainstorm, build citations, check for grammar errors, and avoid unintentional plagiarism.
GC Library Databases
- Find the best library databases for research. Galveston College students, faculty, and staff have free access to scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
- A smart tool to help locate credible material for paper and report writing, general research, and other projects.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
- Purdue Online Writing Lab provides instructional material for all aspects of writing and research.
Scribbr Researching, Writing, and Citing Knowledge Base
- Explore hundreds of articles, videos, and other resources about research, writing, and citation.
Citation, Grammar, and Plagiarism
- BibMe helps with citations and check your paper for grammar errors, missing punctuation, unintentional plagiarism, and more.
GC Library Citation Guide
- This guide will help you learn about APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA citation styles. This guide includes tutorials, examples, and other resources to help you with citation.
- Grammar Bytes is for skill development and offers interactive exercises, handouts, videos, and tips.
- Grammarly is a free writing assistant that automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.
Scribbr APA Citation Generator
- The most user-friendly citation tool available is used to automatically generate accurate references and in-text citations for free in APA.
Scribbr MLA Citation Generator
- The most user-friendly citation tool available is used to automatically generate accurate references and in-text citations for free in MLA.
- Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. The free version includes up to 3 mind maps, image export, and mind map sharing.
- MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. The basic, free version includes up to 3 mind maps, share, collaborate, and import.
- Popplet is a mind mapping tool that is perfect for visually curating your ideas and brainstorms. The free version allows you to make 1 popplet, access easy-to-use tools, collaborate and post.