Startup Turns Research Databases Into Searchable Notecards

Mashable – “Citelighter, a browser extension for collecting notes online, is teaming up with Cengage Learning to turn paid research databases such as Questia into a stack of free virtual note cards.

With Citelighter’s first product, students can highlight any text on any web page and click a “capture” button to save it in a virtual notebook. When it’s time to write, they can visit the notebook to view all of their highlights from across the web, reorder them and add comments to create an outline. Citelighter automatically puts together a citation page.

On Tuesday, the startup announced Citelighter Pro, which builds on this functionality by recommending articles from Cengage Learning’s research databases — the kind usually purchased by libraries and schools — based on what a student is researching.”

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