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

What is PowerNotes?

PowerNotes is an easy to use research and note-taking program that enables you to:

  • Highlight text on any website, take notes, and drop the content into your own research topics with a click.
  • Save links to all your sources so you’ll never forget where you found that perfect quote.
  • Organize materials through a structured outline created for you as you conduct your research.
  • See your progress as you add topics, find resources, and make annotations.
  • Export/Download your projects (including annotations and citations) to Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.
  • See GALILEO Search results combined with your Google search results.

Getting Started

Go to to get the extension.

1. Log in with your full Lanier Tech email and password.  If you are on campus, you will see the OpenAthens logo on the login screen.  Click on it to login.  If you are off campus, you will still login with your full LTC STUDENT EMAIL and password.

Open Athens Logo

2. wants to Know your location.  You can Allow or Block.  That choice is up to you.

3. In the Sign in to PowerNotes Box, Find your institution, start typing Lanier, When Lanier Technical College appears below the search box, then click the arrow beside it.

Way finder dot open athens dot net wants to know your location allow or block sign in to power notes find your institution

4. You will be redirected to the OpenAthens Login page.  Choose how to sign in and go through the 2 part verification process.  

5. If you have not installed the browser extension yet, the browser will ask if you would like to install it now.  Go ahead and follow the process for installing it on the browser of your choice.  It is not available yet for Safari.  Install the PowerNotes Chrome extension (you can also install the Chrome extension on the Microsoft Edge browser) or Firefox extension, then follow the prompts from the extension to create your account. If you’re a student, remember to sign up with your school email address.

Getting Started with PowerNotes - Account Setup