MakeUseOf http://www.makeuseof.com/ is, if you will pardon what may or may not be a pun, a remarkably useful website. I receive an email newsletter regularly and more often than not it includes some extremely helpful advice. This week it dealt with ‘tools’ (electronic) that might prove helpful when doing research. These range from free word processing programs to tools for gathering information, to advice on how to get started. I recommend a visit to this site for those who are struggling to get started. I predict at least one of Aaron Couch’s suggestions will be helpful. It even includes some tips on backing up. Just go to the site, put in the word ‘research’ in the search box, and go to ‘Conquer your next research project the easy way’. Take note, however, that the term research here is being used broadly and biomedical studies are only tangentially included.