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In my years in college, the times I spent in the library were probably the most boring. The second most boring and frustrating times were spent writing research papers. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy writing, but research papers? Not usually. That’s why when I come across tools that make both my time in the library and my time doing research papers easier, I get excited.

Enter Cite This for Android. This handy little app makes formatting the citations for the books for researching very simple. Seriously, all you’ve got to do is create a project, add a reference, and scan a bar code. You can even choose which popular format you’ll need it exported into.

With collecting and citing references done this easily, see if you can imagine how else you can shorten your stint in the library. Maybe you can collect the citation information, find the pages in the book you want to reference, and grab pics of them with your phone for reading later in the dorm or at home. Either way, Cite This can make those citations easy (and slightly more fun).


Smartphones have really changed the way we do things! We are more productive, more entertained, and there is an app for just about anything we want to do. With school right around the corner (here in the USA at least), I thought it would be a good time to look at a bunch of apps that help make you a better student.


Being a student can be a tough at times. Not because of what it entails as a whole; by most accounts including my own it pretty much rocks. But at times studying, assignments, exams, part-time jobs and a hectic social life can really pile on the stress.

Flicking through the apps I have on my phone the other day I couldn’t help but realise that my college life is helped by so many of them. I wouldn’t know where I’d be without them. So I’ve picked out the top 20 apps that I think would be of use to college students all over the world, no matter where they live or what course they’re doing!