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PowerNotes: Sources & Citations

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


PowerNotes has always gathered the URL for all your sources, but now we’re gathering more information to help you cite sources more efficiently. Depending on the type of source you’re using, PowerNotes will make it easy to gather all the information you need to properly attribute your saved passages.

The link below provides detailed information on how citations with PowerNotes, including adding database content from places with EBSCO and the types of documents you can add to your PowerNotes outline.

Learn more about saving citations with PowerNotes


Citations in PowerNotes

Once you’ve highlighted and saved information, PowerNotes will also automatically capture the citation information provided by the source. You will want to make sure that the citation information is correct, as mistakes do happen in computer generated citations.

To access and edit citation information, look for the Citation icon (large gray or green quotation mark) that can be found in two places:

  1. Note-taking Popup - the Citation icon is found at the bottom of the annotation popup that appears after you’ve highlighted and categorized something.
  2. Browser Sidebar - the Citation icon appears after each quoted highlight in the project sidebar.

Clicking on the Citation icon associated with a particular highlight will allow you to view and edit the associated citation information in the PowerNotes sidebar.

Did You Double Check Your Citation?


Always double check your citations with the latest version of the guide your instructor has told you to use for your paper.  Remember, your Friendly Lanier Tech Librarians will double check them for you!!

Tracking Sources of Information

Automated Citations