Presentation on Citelighter


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This is my presentation that I gave in my instruction class on a newer citation management tool.

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  • Citelighter is another bibliography, research, citation, and information management software.
  • “The new pro version brings the same functionality to a more research-oriented library of content, including millions of credible academic articles (from journals, magazines, newspapers, and transcripts) from about 6,500 sources over the last 25 years. That includes curated research topics and recommendations based on your search habits.”Taken from: Read more at
  • You have to be logged into Citelighter to use the Toolbar, and you can do this directly from the Toolbar or do it from the Citelighter website.
  • Presentation on Citelighter

    1. 1. Melissa Cornwell
    2. 2. A tool that students can use to:  Save information  Organize information  Cite information Information can come from both online and offline sources.
    3. 3.  Citelighter (Free version) ◦ You can save small amounts of information on the web.  Citelighter (Pro version) ◦ You can automatically cite and store PDFs. ◦ You have access to thousands of publications through Citelighter’s online library. ◦ You can store an unlimited number of projects. ◦ Prices: $10/month; $50/six months; $80/year
    4. 4.  Downloads as a Toolbar in your browser.  Currently only supported in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.  You can download the Toolbar directly from the Citelighter website. There is a button on the tutorial page or a Download link at the bottom of the site’s webpages.
    5. 5.  You can create an account through the Citelighter home page. All you have to do is click on the Sign Up button.  You can create a Citelighter account in three different ways: ◦ Connecting with your Facebook account. ◦ Connecting with your LinkedIn account. ◦ Signing up with your regular email address.
    6. 6.  After you have created your account, you can start creating your projects. After logging in, you will taken to your My Projects page.  To create a project, simply click on the Create button. You can then give the project a name and due date.
    7. 7.  The first way to capture information is to highlight the information and then select Capture from the Toolbar.  You can choose which project to save the information to from the drop-down menu to the right of the Capture button.  After clicking Capture, the citation will be saved in your projects and you will get the options Edit Citation and Add Comment.
    8. 8.  The second way to capture information is to highlight the information and then click the small Capture icon that appears after you highlight your text.  Again, after you select Capture, the options for Edit Citation or Add Comment will appear in the Toolbar.
    9. 9.  After you have captured the information you want, you then have the option to add comments for that information by clicking the Add Comment button.  This will bring up a new window where you can choose what kind of source it is (Website or Journal/Book), type in comments on the source, and type in the title, publisher, URL, etc.
    10. 10.  Any information that you have captured will be saved in the designated project’s page.  You can view your Project Citations by clicking on the button in the Toolbar.  This will take you to your My Projects page, and you will see a Bibliography has been created for the information you added.
    11. 11.  With any information you capture and add to a project, a citation will automatically be added to the Bibliography for that project.
    12. 12.  To return anytime to your list of My Projects, click the little house icon in the Toolbar. This will open another window where you can see a list of all your projects and when they were last modified.
    13. 13.  One way to log out of your Citelighter account is to go to the website and click Log Out under your user name (located underneath the toolbar when you visit the site).  The other option to log out is to click on the icon to the right of the small home icon in the Toolbar, which will drop down the option to log out.
    14. 14.  After you are done logging out, you can collapse the Citelighter Toolbar by clicking the small blue pencil icon located to the right of your URL bar.  When you are ready to use Citelighter again, this is also how you expand the toolbar.
    15. 15.  Citelighter Tutorial:  Savvy Researcher workshops on Citelighter: ◦ April 9th, 2013 5:30 – 6:30pm ◦ April 12th, 2013 10:00-10:50am