Free Software for Research and Teaching

Software that is useful for educators, all free, all online. Most of these need to be downloaded, but once done you can often use them offline.

I want to….

… write an article

AbiWord https://www.abisource.com/
OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… add references to my article

Menderley https://www.mendeley.com/
Zotero https://www.zotero.org/

… make a presentation

OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… make a spreadsheet

OpenOffice https://www.openoffice.org/

… have access to academic journals

DOAJ https://www.doaj.org/

JURN https://www.jurn.org/

Academia.edu https://www.academia.eu/

Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/

… read academic books

Library Genesis https://gen.lib.rus.ec/

Google Books https://www.books.google.com/

Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/

Open Library https://openlibrary.org/

Open Textbook Library https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

Open Educational Resources https://oercommons.org/

… have an online CV/Resume

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/

… upload my own articles and share ideas with others

Academia https://academia.edu/

… know what conferences are happening

Conference Alerts https://www.conferencealerts.com/

Intl. Studies Association https://www.isanet.org/

… attend an online course

Coursera https://www.coursera.org/

edX https://www.edx.org/

… listen to an inspirational talk

TED Talks https://www.ted.com/

… edit some photos

GIMPShop https://www.gimpshop.com/

… play music or films

VLC Media Player https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

… play music and create playlists
MusikCube https://musikcube.com/

… protect my computer against viruses

ClamWin http://www.clamwin.com/

… organise accounting

TurboCASH 5 http://turbocash.ning.com/page/landing
GnuCash https://www.gnucash.org/

 

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