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Chapter 8. Remote Research Tools

Web-based software comes and goes even faster than regular software, and to be honest, we think 98% of all tools we write about now will either evolve unrecognizably or vanish in five years’ time. But we recognize that it’s helpful to cover the software tools you’ll be using to conduct research, so here we go.

This book isn’t an instruction manual, so we’ll avoid the obvious “click-here, click-there” tutorial steps. You can find how-to guides on the Web site or in the manual of whichever service or software tool you use. This chapter is more of a reference guide to the best parts of each tool, in our own ludicrously biased opinion. We describe how ...

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