What is it? A blog is a platform for a website that provides users with a large degree of versatility with regard to design while still allowing the main focus to be on content instead of aesthetics. Key Features Very easy to post content and manage. Free (depending on what service you choose). Who uses […]

Breaking Language Barriers with Google Translate and AR

Technology has evolved to the point where we can have our phones translating signs and text for us in foreign countries. Google Translate has an AR feature to translate words or sentences scanned with a smartphone camera. This handy tool is great for traveling abroad and new language learners. Do note that this requires downloading […]


Evernote is a note collection and organization tool.  Evernote allows you to collect text, images, sound files, clippings from web pages, lists and organize them to be able to recall them easily in the future.  Evernote is available for and accessible from the web, computer, smartphones, and tablets. What can it do? Collect information from […]

Google Docs

Google Documents, Sheets, and Slides are parts of a free, web-based software office suite powered by Google. As web applications, Google Docs allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other invited users in real-time. This cuts down the number of versions of a document by linking to a single document that […]

Google Earth and Other GIS Programs

Google Earth is a computer program that maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from multiple angles. What can it do? With Google Earth for Chrome, fly anywhere in seconds and explore hundreds of 3D cities right in your browser. Roll the dice to […]


Omeka ( Oh-mehk-ah) is a free, open-source web publishing system for online digital archives.  This web-based tool allows users to manage digital exhibits.  Omeka can be customized through plugins and themes.  The main purpose of Omeka is to display and organize digital images. What can it do? Download and use the software with no contract or […]

Select Survey

Select Survey is a web-hosted survey software application similar to Survey Monkey.  It allows the user to create forms and surveys for data collection. What can it do? Easy survey delivery to users by only requiring a device with internet connectivity Export data to CSV format or Excel format Create a question bank for future […]

Tagging and Bookmarking

Tagging and bookmarking are methods of categorizing relevant websites in order to be able to find or renavigate to them quickly. What is it? Originally, bookmarking was simply a method of storing websites on your personal computer in order to be able to easily return to often used websites and internet services. As the internet […]


Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”, which are up to 280 characters each. What can it do? As a “status” updater, users post comments like “working on writing a paper right now” to let others know where they are or what they’re doing As a “mini-blog”, […]

Voyant Tools – Free Textual Analysis

Voyant Tools is an open-source, web-based text analysis program. Its intuitive platform is easy to use for scholars new to text analysis. You can open and upload a document from your computer, copy and paste a website URL, or directly paste the text for Voyant to analyze. Voyant creates word clouds that users can hover […]


Youtube is a global video-sharing service and part social network website. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated, corporate, and professional media. What can it do? Upload videos with resolution up to 2160p (4k) and 60 frames per […]


Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software that supports more than 30 languages to manage bibliographic data and related research materials. It catalogs, organizes online sources, syncs them across computers, the internet and helps the user cite the sources. What can it do? Automatically save materials (including PDFs, websites, videos, etc.) and capture citations using […]