The following are recommended tools and resources, handpicked by our staff.  Many of these tools are free.

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Finding Research Articles
  • Google Scholar is one of the best ways to find academic papers (journal articles, conference papers, etc.)
  • is a great place to find and disseminate research papers.
  • ResearchGate is another good place to find and share research papers.
Bibliographic Software
  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. A good way to make your own fully-searchable library, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs.
  • Papers is another great tool to help you organize research material.
Website Creation
  • Ezoic – an excellent website improvement platform that automatically tests thousands of variations of your website to determine what version of your website delivers the best user experience and most revenue.
  • Hostgator – one of the best website hosting companies, with affordable prices and good customer service.  Prices start at about $4 per month.
Books for Learning Theory Summaries
Icebreakers and Teambuilding Activities
  • – a wonderful free resource with instructions to several high quality icebreaker games.  Categories include teambuilding activities, classroom games, party games, etc.



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