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AI Tools for Research

This guide offers advice on AI-powered tools and functionality created for or used in academic research.


Temple Libraries is here to support your use of AI-powered features and tools in research and finding information.

We encourage you to test out the many tools available. Our AI Tools Report Card assessment rubric suggests questions to ask when you are evaluating AI-powered research tools.

The tools recommended on this guide are either free to Temple users or have some significant free usage tier. Other paid-only tools, and free trial tools without meaningful free access, exist but are not listed here.

Best bets with a free access tier

Temple AI course policy

Students: Temple policy prohibits the use of generative AI tools in a class, unless the instructor explicitly grants permission. Temple’s Student Code of Conduct defines unauthorized use of generative AI as academic misconduct (see section C.1.B.5. of the Student Code of Conduct). Different instructors may have different rules related to the use of generative AI. Students should read their syllabi carefully to learn what is permitted in a class.

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