Services: From Note Taking to Creating Your Final Manuscript
What it is:
The Libraries make available applications that can help you through the writing process, from the early stages of gathering information and taking notes to the final step of preparing your manuscript for publication.
If you are getting started ...
PowerNotes provides a structured way to begin your research. It works with the Chrome browser to help you collect, read, annotate, organize, and retain links to material you are collecting as you browse the web. You can even make image-based PDFs readable! It has easy integration with MS Word and Excel.
NoodleTools also provides a structured approach to the early steps in a research project, including citing and evaluating sources, taking notes, and organizing them into outline form. Both NoodleTools and PowerNotes provide space for collaboration and sharing.
If you are preparing you are preparing your final version ...
Overleaf is a collaborative cloud-based LaTeX editor used for writing, editing and publishing scholarly documents. It is designed so that you can take advantage of LaTeX mark up tags to prepare the final version of your text, whether it is your dissertation or your completed manuscript. You can create your own template or select from many publisher, or Penn school or department-designed templates. Overleaf also makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues across institutitions.
How we can help:
The Libraries offers support for Overleaf, NoodleTools, and PowerNotes. You can review more information about these services at our guide to citation management or at the Overleaf & LaTeX guides. Email or make an appointment for personal assistance with your subject specialist. Workshops can be scheduled on request. Talk to your subject specialist to connect to training material or to set up an appointment to get started.