Evernote for Research
6 ways to use Evernote for research
Evernote is a great tool for research. Whether you’re investigating legendary treasures hidden by ancient civilizations, writing a novel, or working towards a PhD, Evernote is an invaluable tool for gathering information and keeping it all organized.
1. Organize your research into notebooks
Let’s say you’ve come across a list of places in the world where explorers have allegedly left precious cargo still waiting to be found. You’ve decided to start your quest in Evernote, where you can save maps, artifacts, ancient manuscripts, and other clues you may discover along the way. To stay organized, start by creating a notebook structure to keep similar notes together.
If you find the need for further organization, you can group multiple notebooks into one notebook stack. Keeping notebooks together makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.
2. Clip articles from online journals and archives
Save entire web pages into Evernote using Evernote Web Clipper. This is especially helpful when you’ve got short-term access to pay-per-view journals, periodicals, and other online archives. With Evernote, you won’t need to worry about web page content getting updated. Once saved, always saved. You can organize and search all the pages you’ve clipped alongside your other research notes.
3. Use your mobile device to capture images and scan documents
Inspiration often comes around when we least expect it. Use the Evernote camera on your phone or tablet to capture ideas on the go:
- Snap photos of museum artifacts or reference materials from archival libraries you’re not allowed to check out.
- Scan pages of old manuscripts or journals you can review and annotate later.
Once your sketches and handwritten notes are scanned and saved, Evernote runs images through a character-recognition process so text can become searchable.
From any Android or iOS device, you can sketch drawings, charts, and graphs with your finger or stylus.
4. Annotate images and PDFs
Add text, arrows, and shapes to draw attention to important sections of images or other documents you’ve scanned into Evernote.
5. Record interviews and key conversations
To make sure you haven’t missed any important points during conversations with fellow treasure seekers, use Evernote’s built-in recorder to capture audio notes.
To make it easy to reference later, add text notes or an audio transcription to the same note you’ve attached the audio recording to.
6. Share notes and notebooks with research partners
Involve others in the research process by sharing notes and notebooks. Grant editing permission to others who can provide valuable insights and resources. It’s easy to share and discuss notes and notebooks, without having to leave the Evernote app.
Create a ‘table of contents’ note for quick access to frequently referenced notes or external websites. Learn how
- Videos: Getting Started with Evernote
- How to create notes
- Tips for organizing notes, notebooks, and tags
- Clip web pages with Evernote Web Clipper
- How to annotate images and PDFs in Evernote
- How to record audio into Evernote
- How to add hand-drawn sketches to Evernote on iOS devices
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