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SMU Libraries

Research Productivity Tools

Learn how to do your research faster and better!


Welcome to Research Productivity Tools Guide

A one-stop guide for faculty and researchers to get an overview of the research productivity tools (open source or provided by SMU Libraries).


The tools in this guide are grouped according to 7 phases in a research cycle (Bosman & Kramer, 2016), namely:

  1. Preparation
  2. Discovery
  3. Analysis
  4. Writing
  5. Publication
  6. Outreach
  7. Assessment



Bosman, J., & Kramer, B.. (2016). Swiss army knives of scholarly communication - ResearchGate, Academia, Mendeley and others (Version 1). figshare. (['']) 

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