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  • Open-Source Research Tools

    Citation and Bibliography Generators

    If you need help with building your citations, grammar errors, or avoiding unintentional plagiarism, the open-source research tools below can be helpful as part of research process.


    • ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly fom any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.


    • BibMe helps with citations and check your paper for grammar errors, missing punctuation, unintentional plagiarism, and more.  

    Cite This For Me

    • Open-access generator is an automated citation machine that turns any of your sources into citations in just a click. 

    Brainstorming Tools


    • Popplet is a mind mapping tool that is perfect for visually curating your ideas and brainstorms.

    • is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. 


    • MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions."

    Research and Writing


    • Grammarly is a free writing assistant that automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing. 

    Purdue Online Writing Lab

    • Purdue Online Writing Lab is a robust resource for all aspects of the writing process.

    Google Scholar

    • A smart tool can that can help locate credible material for paper and report writing, general research, and other projects.

    Other Useful Tools

    MLA Interactive Practice Template

    • The template from the MLA Style Center is a tool for teaching and learning MLA style, not a citation generator.
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    Academic Support

    Do You Need Help with Your Class? Do You Need a Tutor?

    A great on-campus resource is the Career Readiness and Student Success Center. The Career Readiness and Student Success Center has tutors available to help all currently enrolled Galveston College students with general study and test-taking skills, as well as subject-specific tutoring. Best of all, tutoring is a FREE service of the college!

    For more information email the Career Readiness and Student Success center or stop by to visit in room N-119.