25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

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25-best-research-apps-for-ipad-android25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

Out of all the reasons to use a tablet or smartphone in the classroom–or the library–mobile research might be among the most natural.

Whether a student is…

…Google’ing, Wikipedia’ing, facebook’ing;

saving a resource, taking a picture of a page so they don’t have to check out the whole book, or sharing a pdf with themselves from one account to another;

seeing if the National Archives, twitter, or Questia makes more sense for what they’re looking for;

need to ask a peer, a teacher, or a community member about the best source for a certain data point or tidbit;

need to ping reddit, Google+, or instagram community to see what important guiding question they’re failing to ask…

Using a tablet–whether from Apple, Google, or Windows–is often the most seamless way for them to do so.

Coupled with a pencil and a notepad, a tablet or smartphone–and all the apps and networks they give you access too–can make for a powerful combination. Below are 25 of the best research apps for iPad and Android to get you–and them–started.

25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

Curated by TeachThought, 25 of the best research apps for iPad and Android.

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    EasyBib

    EasyBib

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about EasyBib on the App Store. Download EasyBib and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)

    Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) on the App Store. Download Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    iAnnotate PDF - Android Apps on Google Play

    iAnnotate PDF - Android Apps on Google Play

    iAnnotate PDF is the go-to app for reading and annotating PDFs on your Android tablet. Daunted by the need to work with PDFs on the go? iAnnotate boosts your product...

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    Notability

    Notability

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Notability on the App Store. Download Notability and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Scanner Pro by Readdle

    Scanner Pro by Readdle

    Description "Scanner Pro is perhaps the best app for quickly scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document." - New York Times. Scanner Pro transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners. It allows you to scan receipts, whiteboards, paper notes, or any multipage document.

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    Wikipedia for tablet - Android Apps on Google Play

    Wikipedia for tablet - Android Apps on Google Play

    Wikipedia for tablet allows you to browse wikipedia content on your tablet. Some features : * Always available table of contents (slide from left). * Customiza...

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    Wikipedia Lecturer Free - Android Apps on Google Play

    Wikipedia Lecturer Free - Android Apps on Google Play

    Let Wikipedia text to speech read aloud * Replaces default Wikipedia app * Image zoom feature * Multi language * Optimized for Tablets * Get Pro versi...

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    ArticleSearch

    ArticleSearch

    Description *** Major Update v.3 coming soon with new Interface & features requested by our users! *** The ArticleSearch© App by ForeMinds™ is a must-have, FREE App for any Higher Education student. It enables you to perform simultaneous searches across multiple sources, for easy access and instant results using your iPhone, iPod-touch or iPad!

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    References MLA - Android Apps on Google Play

    References MLA - Android Apps on Google Play

    Use this as a reference tool to find examples of MLA Style citations often required in research papers and other school-related projects. It also includes a new sectio...

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    0 Voting...
    EndNote for iPad

    EndNote for iPad

    Opening the iTunes Store. If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. Progress Indicator iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer.

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    Papers

    Papers

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Papers on the App Store. Download Papers and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour

    Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour on the App Store. Download Library Of Congress - Virtual Tour and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Show of Hands - Android Apps on Google Play

    Show of Hands - Android Apps on Google Play

    Finally the 5-star polling app from the iPhone and iPad comes to Android! REVIEW COMMENTS ******************** "Addicted! It's the only app I consta...

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    Questia Library - Scholarly Sources for Writing Research Papers, Essays and Homework

    Questia Library - Scholarly Sources for Writing Research Papers, Essays and Homework

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Questia Library - Scholarly Sources for Writing Research Papers, Essays and Homework on the App Store. Download Questia Library - Scholarly Sources for Writing Research Papers, Essays and Homework and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Google Search

    Google Search

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Google Search on the App Store. Download Google Search and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad

    WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad

    Opening the iTunes Store. If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. Progress Indicator iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer.

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    National Geographic World Atlas

    National Geographic World Atlas

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about National Geographic World Atlas on the App Store. Download National Geographic World Atlas and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Google Earth - Android Apps on Google Play

    Google Earth - Android Apps on Google Play

    Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Integrated Goog...

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    Scientific Research - Android Apps on Google Play

    Scientific Research - Android Apps on Google Play

    Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) is one of the largest Open Access journal publishers. It is currently publishing more than 200 open access, online, peer-reviewe...

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    Instant Research Report - Android Apps on Google Play

    Instant Research Report - Android Apps on Google Play

    Create research papers for schools and colleges quickly. Enter the area of research and application will displays best videos, expert ideas and books on Science, Engin...

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    Evernote

    Evernote

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Evernote on the App Store. Download Evernote and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Pearltrees

    Pearltrees

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Pearltrees on the App Store. Download Pearltrees and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    Today's Document - Android Apps on Google Play

    Today's Document - Android Apps on Google Play

    Explore American history with 365 of the most fascinating documents and photos from the collections of the US National Archives. Today's Document is an interactive...

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    1 Voting...
    Pages

    Pages

    Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Pages on the App Store. Download Pages and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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    0 Voting...
    Google Drive - Android Apps on Google Play

    Google Drive - Android Apps on Google Play

    With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others * Use the Google Drive Android app...

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25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

  • Kyle Brumbaugh

    This is a great list….. thank you for sharing this.