As the end of the semester starts to draw near, don’t panic just yet– there are lots of online resources to help you study for that big project, long essay, or final exam. Check out some of the tools below to help you be a finals pro.

Purdue OWL

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab is one of the best places for students looking to make accurate citations, avoid plagiarism, and tailor their writing for particular genres and formats such as job searches and graduate writing like theses and dissertations. They have great guides for following common writing styles, including but not limited to APA and MLA.

Chegg Citation Machine

Also useful for nailing your works cited page is Chegg’s Citation Machine, a beloved helper of many a frantic essay writer. Just select the style you’re working in (APA, MLA, Chicago, and a myriad of other options are available) and make sure that all necessary fields are filled out properly before you click “Complete Citation”, and you’re good to go.


Although Quizlet is among the more well-known virtual flashcard creators, it’s certainly not the only one. Other platforms include Duolingo’s Tinycards, Cram, StudyStack, and Brainscape. Keeping all your collections organized in one place in a schema that works for you– along with audio capabilities– certainly wins on the convenience end of things, although there’s a benefit to writing on physical flashcards if that’s your thing.


The Pomodoro Technique is one you may be familiar with if you are interested in productivity hacks. It’s a method of time management where each twenty-five minutes of focus is followed by a short break, typically five minutes. Once this process has been completed three times, you then treat yourself to a longer break. If it sounds a little complicated, don’t fret– it’s easy to get the hang of, and online Pomodoro timers like Pomofocus make it all the more simple.


Although Trello wasn’t designed specifically for studying, this online workspace organizer is perfect for separating your subjects into individual boards, all full of dedicated sections with links, videos, images, text, and whatever you need to collect all your studying resources in one place. Other organization and productivity apps like Todoist are focused on tackling your tasks in a more linear to-do list fashion. There’s also digital notebook software like Evernote and Obsidian to help keep things streamlined.

Crash Course Channel

Many a student is familiar with Crash Course, particularly Crash Course History. No matter what subject you need to brush up on, though, the popular YouTube channel has you covered. It’s helpful for more than just that AP test you crammed for in high school– there are plenty of courses that can help college students in need of a quick study boost, too.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is another resource you might remember from your high school days, but did you know that the site makes content for college-level courses, too? Khan Academy has everything from college-level calculus courses to art history and macroeconomics. Their YouTube channel is a great place to find clear, in-depth explanations of a wide range of content.