Explore the Libraries’ New Guide to AI Tools for Research 

Guest post by Olivia Given Castello, Head of Business, Social Sciences, and Education 

We invite you to explore our new library guide to AI-powered research tools. This latest guide grew out of our guide to generative AI and chatbots and is intended to help Temple users navigate the landscape of emerging scholarly research tools that have AI features. 

You may have already encountered some examples of these tools such as Semantic Scholar, Elicit, JSTOR’s generative AI assistant, and more. The guide provides an overview and links to many types of AI-enabled tools available to support the research process. It highlights tools for literature searching and mapping, summarizing, working with data, writing code, and publishing. The focus is on tools that are free for Temple users or have a significant free usage option. 

This guide explores using popular chatbots for research, AI tools in library subscriptions, and offers guidance on assessing AI research tools. It also includes a reusable assessment rubric and assignment for instructors.  

Temple Libraries’ guide to AI tools for research

We hope you will find this resource helpful in supporting your research and in teaching student researchers. 

Consider registering for the Libraries’ remaining AI workshops this semester to learn more: 

AI Tools for Research 

Mar 14, 2024 | noon-1 pm 

Join us for a discussion and demonstration of several AI-enabled research tools. 


Mar 19, 2024 | noon-1 pm 

Join us to explore the uses and implications of AI technologies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research workflows. 

AI in Business 

Apr 3, 2024 | 1-2 pm 

Join us to consider some implications of generative AI for business research and practice. 

AI and Creativity 

Apr 23, 2024 | 12 pm 

Join us to explore some of the implications of AI for creating music, images, stories, and other artistic artifacts. 

If you have any questions about AI research tools or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us at asktulibrary@temple.edu