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Technology toolkit


Software and web 2.0 technologies are developing all the time and it is difficult to compile a definitive toolkit for today's researcher. We've compiled a few of our favourites in the table below, as well as highlighting two useful websites. If you'd like further advice on using web tools in your research, drop in to the Graduate School Reading Room on weekday afternoons.

Bamboo DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. This is a great place to start if you are unsure which resource is suitable for your task.

LLRX.com provides an annotated link compilation to help you identify and locate reliable resources.

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