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Research Tool: The Ultimate Research Assistant

I learned about this tool during the summer.  This research tool, appropriately named “The Ultimate Research Assistant” does more than list websites on a specific topic.  This tool “reads” the information from each website and extracts the main points or themes from each link, and creates a report summarizing the information from each website.  Once the report is generated, a student could export the report and begin to write his/her research paper using the results from this report.  A word of caution:  the report summarizes the information from the website.  I would recommend the student visit each website and read the entire content for him/herself.

Advanced searching allows the user to refine his/her search to only internet sites, educational sites, governmental sites, and other subject specific sites.

This tool is free and easy to use and understand.

For additional information on how this tool works, click on this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cAx73ISmU

Explore The Ultimate Research Assistant.  It can be a useful tool for research.