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Citation Management Tools: PowerNotes

Keep track of articles and books. Make annotations. Create citations and bibliographies easily.

Getting Started with PowerNotes

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Log In" at the upper right corner.
  3. Click "Sign Up" on the log in page.
  4. Sign up using your email account.
  5. Add and enable the browser extension. (PowerNotes works in Chrome and Firefox. Their website recognizes which browser you are using.)
  6. Go to any webpage and highlight text.
  7. Add the highlight to a topic. Add any notes you have. Explore features for organizing and exporting your highlights and notes.

Read more at PowerNotes' Get Started.

What is PowerNotes?

PowerNotes is a web app that helps with online research -- gathering and keeping track of source materials, staying organized, and creating a research outline. You can: 


Help and FAQ

PowerNotes has robust help documentation for tips and troubleshooting. Visit the PowerNotes lilst of Quick Guides. The guides are in vide format. 

PowerNotes also has a troubleshooting support system. If you click on the PowerNotes icon on your Browser extension bar. You will see a list of options including Tech Support. Click on that and a form will open--describe your issue and send.  PowerNotes goal is to respond by the next business day. 

You can also ask a Penn Librarian.

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