Writing academic texts can be annoying and exhausting. A scientific thesis is often associated with long working hours and hard work.
With Mimir and its writing editor, those days are over.
This editor is based on artificial intelligence and supports you with the right sources, writing suggestions and text corrections.
Mimir is a free tool that simplifies your literature research, your writing process, and your final text correction.
Scientific writing with Mimir
Correct academic writing is essential for a very good seminar paper, bachelor’s or master’s thesis. Academic papers differ from other texts in that they are written precisely, concisely as well as informatively and are based on extensive research into the sources used.
Mimir is a tool that uses artificial intelligence to improve and simplify the research and writing of your academic paper. It has been specifically developed for students and researchers.
A smart search engine, a literature management system, and an editor are at your disposal, with which you can quickly and easily find the desired sources or write texts. In addition, supporting functions such as “Find source for highlighted statement”, “Correct text” or “Generate sentence” are available to you.
In Mimir, you can conduct your research even faster and easier to get your work down on paper by using the following features:
Mimir Literature Management
- Supplement literature data automatically – zum Abschnitt
- Literature search engine – zum Abschnitt
- Find citations of a source – zum Abschnitt
- Find similar sources – zum Abschnitt
- Statistics of your literature – zum Abschnitt
- Automatically continue sentences – zum Abschnitt
- Rephrase sentences – zum Abschnitt
- Change sentence beginnings – zum Abschnitt
- Find sources for a statement in the text – zum Abschnitt
Mimir Text Correction
- Correct spelling & grammar – zum Abschnitt
- Avoid unscientific writing style – zum Abschnitt
- Check for gender-inclusive language – zum Abschnitt
Mimir offers you a comprehensive set of tools that support you during your scientific work and simplify the writing process.
The Beginning: Literature research
Literature research involves searching for scientific literature in relation to the research question of your paper.
In academic texts, you refer to existing knowledge, which you gain mainly from the initial literature research, while at the same time familiarizing yourself with the topic.
As soon as you have found your basic literature, you can start writing your paper. You will often have to research new keywords or substantiate arguments. Mimir can help you with this.
Mimir Literature Management
Mimir provides you with a literature management system with functions that simplify your work process. These include a reference management system as well as a keyword and in-text search. Let’s now take a closer look at some of these functions in more detail:
- Add literature data automatically
- Literature search engine
- Find citations of a source
- Finde similar sources
- Statistics of your literature
Add literature data automatically
A good bibliography requires various data so that you can cite your sources correctly. However, this information often gets lost during research.
Mimir can supplement your sources with all relevant information via the title or a DOI. This is done via a database comparison that contains over 200 million sources.
Literatur Search Engine
For our search engine, we work together with one of the largest search engines for academic literature – Semantic Scholar.
Additionally, Mimir provides further information about your literature, such as the SJR rating, which tells you the quality of the source. For some academic texts it is even required that you refer exclusively to sources from well-rated journals.
So far so good, but how can you find more literature in connection with your existing sources?
Find citations of your literature
Each source refers to literature and is (in the best case) taken up and cited by other sources. The same process you go through for your scientific paper. You find a good source for your research question and refer to it in your text and in your bibliography.
With Mimir, you can easily see who has cited your source(s) and thus further expand your literature and knowledge in this area.
Find similar sources
As soon as you have found some suitable sources for your work, Mimir can show you further relevant sources.
This function is particularly important for more detailed elaboration in order to substantiate your argument and shed more light on the topic.
By using this function, the entire database is searched and the most relevant sources on your topic are displayed. This allows you to ensure that you do not overlook any important literature.
Statistics of your literature
To keep a good overview of your literature, Mimir has an integrated dashboard of important properties of your sources, e.g. year of publication, open access percentage, SJR score or journals/specialist journals. This means you always know where your literature comes from and how it is composed. In addition, you can quickly identify and correct gaps in your literature.
Here are some examples:
- Your literature is on average from the year 1990: You should add modern literature.
- Your literature has an average SJR rating of 0.01: You should add literature from high-quality journals.
- Your literature is only from two journals: You should check whether there are any important literature from other journals.
The Main Part: Scientific writing
Scientific writing is not only about substantiating your statements using sources, but also about expressing your findings precisely and simply. To do this, you first provide the reader with the theoretical foundations. You then present and discuss your findings.
Here, scientific writing has specific requirements in terms of content, structure and style.
A well-written and structured text enables the reader to follow the argumentation and find their way through the text. In academic writing, a clear structure and a logical flow are essential for a coherent text. Mimir can help you with this.
Mimir offers an editor in which you can automatically continue or rewrite sentences. When you finish writing, for example, you can start a sentence and press a button to get three suggestions for completing the sentence (if you press again, you get three new suggestions). Let’s now take a closer look at some of these functions in more detail:
- Automatically continue sentences (plagiarism-free)
- Rephrase sentences
- Change sentence beginnings
- Find sources for a statement in your text
Automatically continue sentences (plagiarism-free)
Mimir supports you in phrasing and rephrasing your academic texts.
Our artificial intelligence analyzes your subject area and your written text to automatically finish sentences for you or generate complete sentences. With these suggestions, you will be able to significantly increase your writing flow and avoid writer’s block.
And don’t worry, the artificial intelligence behind Mimir generates completely new and customized sentences (i.e. plagiarism-free) and also shows you when you should include a source in your text.
Rephrasing often occurs during the writing process. They are time-consuming and several minutes can quickly pass for just one sentence. With this function, we want to make this process easier for you and give you ideas on how you can reformulate or rearrange your sentence.
Of course, our artificial intelligence is behind this to make this possible.
Change sentence beginnings
Three consecutive sentences start with the same sentence beginning? This makes reading monotonous and reduces the linguistic level of your work.
Rewriting the beginnings of sentences often takes a lot of time towards the end of your work. Mimir can inspire you here with suggestions for sentence beginnings and formulations.
Find sources for a statement in your text
As mentioned above, the literature research runs through the entire working process. Often you need to add literature still during the writing process because you notice gaps or want to focus more on a particular topic. This is exactly where Mimir supports you with a search directly from the editor.
Mimir looks at the context and the highlighted statement and suggests suitable literature. This function saves you a long search for sources that you may have already looked at but not included in your literature or simplifies your search for completely new specific literature.
The Finalization: Correction
Towards the end of your work, you will be faced with another large work package – proofreading. In our experience, this part is often underestimated (including the time involved), but has a significant impact on your final result.
Scientific papers have a particular demand for accuracy, conciseness and informative value. Spelling mistakes, filler words and exaggerations are potential stumbling blocks here, some of which will significantly reduce the quality of your work if you don’t fix them. Mimir can help you to elegantly avoid these stumbling blocks.
Mimir Text Correction
You can have your work checked easily in the Mimir Editor. Spelling or grammatical errors are highlighted for you and improvements are suggested. Unscientific words or formulations will be checked for you. Just give it a try.
- Correct spelling & grammar
- Avoid filler & unscientific words
Correct spelling & grammar
Spelling and grammatical mistakes happen to everyone. however, they distract from the actual content of your work and interfere with reading. The Mimir correction function highlights these errors and suggests solutions to correct them.
Avoid filler & unscientific words
In scientific texts, there are special demands on the writing style (we don’t want to write a novel and appeal to the reader’s emotions). Therefore, Mimir automatically checks whether you have used filler words or unscientific formulations. These will also be marked in your text. If possible and necessary, you will of course also be shown appropriate correction suggestions that you can insert directly into your text or have our AI rephrase the sentence more scientifically.
Mimir is a tool that provides you with comprehensive support for your academic work.
This includes the structure and research of your literature, the actual writing of the paper and finally the proofreading.
Mimir simplifies, accelerates and improves the quality of all the key processes involved in academic work.