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Research Management Systems: PowerNotes

This guide provides an overview of bibliographic or citation management software including links to tutorials and guides for using, among others: RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.


PowerNotes is a Chrome or Firefox extension that helps researchers organize and take notes on their sources. The first project is FREE to individual users. Click here for links to download an extension.

Note that Villanova Law does not have an institutional subscription at this time.Please let us know what you think of PowerNotes by emailing

PowerNotes - The Short Version from

The short version

Step 1: Install and enable the PowerNotes Extension

Step 2: Go to any website or pdf and highlight some text

Step 3: Put the highlight in a topic (it’s easy to add and customize topics)

Powernotes Help