The Kazakhstan Sociology Lab conducted a presentation for students and representatives of analytical organizations in the Kostanay region. The master class topic was "Tools for Research Work." In the first session, participants were introduced to the School of Sociologists. The second session focused on a practical overview of tools for studying scientific trends, identifying important research topics, and evaluating scholarly productivity. Among these tools were bibliographic managers, software for visualizing connections between research papers, and an artificial intelligence based on ChatGPT for scientific work.