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: http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/17/citelighter-pro-aims-to-be-your-ultimate-tool-for-writing-research-papers/ Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/17/citelighter-pro-aims-to-be-your-ultimate-tool-for-writing-research-papers/#7Ble6av1CKTqfWJC.99
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
A tool that students can use to:
Information can come from both online and
Citelighter (Free version)
◦ You can save small amounts of information on the
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
Downloads as a Toolbar in your browser.
Currently only supported in Chrome, Safari,
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.
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
◦ Connecting with your Facebook account.
◦ Connecting with your LinkedIn account.
◦ Signing up with your regular email address.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
With any information you capture and add to
a project, a citation will automatically be
added to the Bibliography for that project.
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
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
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
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.
Savvy Researcher workshops on Citelighter:
◦ April 9th, 2013 5:30 – 6:30pm
◦ April 12th, 2013 10:00-10:50am