Tools und software for your studies and research
The tools and software presented here are free of charge, at least in their basic version.
Are you missing a specific tool for your studies or research? Do you have questions regarding the tools presented below? Just let us know: email@example.com.
Analysis, statistics, graphics and data management
The R Project for Statistical Computing
R is a powerful and free software environment and programming language for statistical computing and graphics.
ANACONDA data science platform
Anaconda package manager and environment manager for Python and R: Anaconda is a free, multi-functional toolset for data science applications. It facilitates package management of Python and R libraries and enables the effective use of programming environments and software packages.
SciFlow makes it easy to write and format scientific texts - whether for a specific journal or as a student paper. The University Library of Bern has licensed SciFlow for the entire UniBE campus.
LaTeX is a text processing software which allows for clean formatting and embedding formula in your text. Especially useful for writing research articles in the exact sciences.
Plagscan is a plagiarism checker tool, which can be accessed via Campus account. It is able to scan all common file formats for potential plagiarisms.
BioRender offers thousands of icons and many templates for creating scientific figures in minutes. Ideal to illustrate, e.g., cellular processes, lab techniques and experimental settings.
Literature search tools for the sciences
Here, we provide an overview of relevant tools, i.e., literature search websites, for finding literature in the sciences.
Reference management software
These computer programs assist you in literature reference management and citation:
*Full version: members of University of Bern use their Campus-Licence (Citavi) or get discout for licences in the softwareshop.
Courses in reference management offered by the University Library can be found here.
Useful links for Open Science and open access journals
Distinguish yourself in research! ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique identifier for academic authors.
The Altmetric-Plugin allows you to easily display altmetric data for electronic articles that have a DOI. Using the Altmetric Explorer you can get detailed information about the online dissemination of research at article, author, group and institutional level.
- The different tools of Altmetric are shown here.
- Use the Altmetric Explorer here.
- A recent screencast about Altmetric is avalable here (Coffee Lecture from November 2021).