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Research Productivity and Evernote: Getting Started with Evernote

Learn from your TTU librarians how to get started with Evernote!

Evernote is a note-taking service on the web. You can add to or access info on Evernote from the Web, full desktop programs for Windows and Macintosh, or via mobile devices with iPhoneiPad, & Android.


Sign-up for FREE!

Your free account includes:

  • Upload up to 60 MB of data each month, with unlimited storage -
  • Every time a note is edited, the entire note is re-uploaded and counts towards your quota.

Get Webclipper

Evernote Webclipper is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and becomes part of IE when you install Evernote for Windows. With it, you can capture everything you see online, from an entire page to just one little section or picture. A menu will fly out from the right and provide several of options, from changing the notebook (all notes go in a notebook on Evernote) to inserting arrows or highlights or annotations.

Create and organize Notebooks and Notes

To create a new Notebook simply go to File>New Notebook and title your new notebook.  With this notebook selected you can then add New Notes with the quick add button on the top of the screen.  Once you have a new note simply add content to the note and it will automatically save your added information.  You can add new notes and notebooks as you see fit.  

You can organize your new notes and notebooks:

The default order for notes is most recently added on top and the default view is "Snippet" view, but you can reorganize the order based on various factors and customize your view to suit your needs for that particular notebook.

Notebooks can also be grouped together, inside "stacks." For example, you could make a stack called Fall 2017 Semester and then put multiple notebooks for different classes inside. You can share notebooks, but can't share stacks. On the Mac version you can drag and drop notebooks together to make a stack; in the Evernote for Windows or Web, right click a notebook and select to add it to an existing stack or create a new one.

Tag notes:

Another way to organize your notes is to give them tags.  Under the title of each note you'll have an option to add tags to a note.  You can find notes using the menu Tags in your left menu under the Notebooks you have created.

Share your Notebooks and Notes

  1. Right-click the notebook you want to share in the Notebook List
  2. Click ‘Share Notebook’
  3. Click ‘Invite Individuals’
  4. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to share with
  5. Select the permission level you want to grant to the list of users
  6. Click ‘Invite’

Secure your account

Select Note > Share > Modify Sharing from the menu bar, then uncheck 'Enable public link'.

Select Note > Share > Modify Sharing from the menu bar, click Modify individual permissions for this note, then click the X next to the name(s) of whom you'd like to stop sharing the note with.

Personal Librarian

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Jessica Simpson
University Library
Mezzanine (Balcony)
Room M 106