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PowerNotes Premium available to WashU Instructors

Washington University students, faculty, and staff now have premium access to PowerNotes, a research-based tool that supports digital reading and writing. Learn more about how to use PowerNotes in your teaching.

The PowerNotes Extension is a research and note-taking tool designed to unify the steps of reading, gathering, saving, annotating, organizing, outlining, tracking, and citing research into a single, efficient workflow that feeds directly into the writing process. Features include:

How do I Start Using PowerNotes?

  • Install the PowerNotes Chrome extension (also works in the Microsoft Edge browser) or Firefox extension
  • Sign in with your WUSTL email account to get access to the WashU institutional account for unlimited projects. If you used a different email, follow these steps to link your WUSTL email.
  • To enable (or disable) the extension, click on the “P” icon in the extension tray in the upper right navigation section of your browser window
  • Use “Feedback” link for support and to report technical issues
  • See the CTL PowerNotes resource for tutorials and ideas for how to use PowerNotes

Who Should I Talk with to Learn More?

The staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning would love to help you brainstorm ways to use this tool effectively in your teaching.

For a brief one-on-one tour of PowerNotes or a brainstorming session about potential productive uses in your teaching, please contact Dr. Sally Wu (sallywu@wustl.edu) or the PowerNotes team representative, Kyle Zegarac at Kyle@powernotes.com or (708) 217-7663).