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PowerNotes: Organize and save your online research

PowerNotes is a great way to gather, organize, and keep track of your online research.

The UT Libraries has purchased a trial subscription that gives members of the UT Knoxville community free access to PowerNotes. To get started, visit powernotes.com and download/install the PowerNotes extension into your Chrome browser. Create a free account using your utk.edu email.

Then you’re ready to launch a project. You can build and edit an outline as you conduct research.

When you find web content relevant to your research project, click on the PowerNotes icon and log-in. You can then:

  • Highlight it: Highlight text to add a snippet to the outline for your research project.
  • Choose a topic: Assign snippets to categories that you create as you work.
  • Add notes, if you wish.
  • Harvest citations, which you can then upload to a citation manager.
  • Transfer your outline and notes to a Word file.

You can save, annotate, organize, and track multiple research projects. PowerNotes keeps track of the source URL for each snippet. (This works for most websites — Facebook, Gmail, and Google Docs are notable exceptions.)

*** The trial subscription ends in June — so backup your projects! ***

More information:
libguides.utk.edu/powernotes
www.blog.powernotes.com/help

If you would like to recommend or comment on PowerNotes, contact librarian Charissa Powell, cpowel27@nullutk.edu.

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