What the !#%$ is PowerNotes?
PowerNotes is one of the newest tools offered by the Library, and it is SO COOL!
This research management tool helps you organize, cite, and annotate your research as you work across platforms online (including Westlaw and Lexis). They even have an option to save your cites in Bluebook format!
The founder of PowerNotes, Wilson Tsu, was once a law student himself and has noted that “[t]he first incarnation of PowerNotes was a researcher-focused product to help law students become more efficient and effective in a digital environment.”
PowerNotes has short tutorial on how you can use their platform for law school and legal research.
You can create a free account with your @mitchellhamline.edu email (no registration code needed). By registering with your MH email you will have access to create an unlimited number of projects.
Once you register, PowerNotes will prompt you to add their browser extension to Chrome or Firefox. This extension, which can easily be turned on and off, will connect with your PowerNotes account and let you save notes and highlights, as well as bookmark important resources. These resources can be saved in “Projects” that you create. Each Project can have “Topics” nested within it to help better organize your sources.
How do I access PowerNotes?
- Go to the Library website
- Click on PowerNotes under the Legal Research Resources section
- Sign up with your Mitchell Hamline email address (no code needed!)
If you have questions about how to sign up and access PowerNotes, or about how to use the platform, please reach out to the reference librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org.