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21st Century Literacies: Free Apps for Research

This subject guide provides access to the Library's key resources covering aspects of literacies essential for the 21st century.

Why use Apps?

Academic research is no longer desk- or library-bound. Due to the portability of apps, academic research can be performed everywhere and from any mobile device.

There are millions of apps available to researchers - however, a number of free apps which are core to academic research have been selected to provide a taste of what apps can be used for in an academic environment. These range from conducting literature searches, taking notes when attending a conference, reading publications to writing up your research and presenting it.

Apps can be very versatile and useful, and we encourage you to select the ones that will assist you in making your research more fruitful.

 You will find the apps in the drop-down menu under this tab.