Our Referrals...

This is a short-list of the technology we sometimes use to faciliate the qualitative health research process. When possible, we will keep you informed about related workshop opportunities. Please mary.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (contact us) if you would like to add any useful resources to this list.


Are you unsure about which citation management program to use? Check out this handy chart (made by staff at the McGill Library) to help you make a decision! Or, for more hands-on comparative value, attend an upcoming Citatation Software Sampler workshop offered by the McGill Library.


McGill students and staff may download EndNote free of charge onto their personal computers at home or at the university. Click here for your free download!

Click here for a listing of upcoming EndNote workshops including EndNote Essentials and EndNote Essentials for Mac at the McGill Library.


McGill faculty and students can use RefWorks, a web-based citation management program, for free. Click here for your free download!

Click here for a listing of upcoming RefWorks workshops at the McGill Library.


Click here for your free download!




Though the learning curve may be steep at the beginning, the use of software programs to help organize or code qualitative data can be of great benefit to researchers at the stages of writing and analysis.


Click here to register for a free trial of Nvivo software.


Click here to download a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 7.


Click here to download a free 30 day trial of MAXQDA.




The future is here! The new smartpen technology allows you to move from handwritten notes or digital voice recording to digital text in just a few high-tech steps. 


Click here to visit the offical Live Scribe website for more information. 

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