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Clipping/bookmarking startup Citelighter is introducing a pro version of its service today that academics and anyone who does long-form written research will want to pay attention to.
Citelighter’s free version lets you save snippets of information from different websites while keeping a record of where it came from for future reference. You can then organize the auto-cited information into specific topics or share it with a community. Citelighter enables this through a browser addon available on Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
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.
The company is partnering with Cengage Learning’s Questia writing resource for the pro version, which costs $10 per month.
“This move makes research a snappier and more natural process for students — we’re replacing the cumbersome method of back-and-forth multi-tab browsing and eliminating the necessity for multiple log-ins with one simple, integrated experience,” said Citelighter CEO Saad Alam in a statement.
The startup said it plans to add information capturing and citation support for PDFs in the near future. Founded in 2011, New York-based Citeligher is used by students in more than 1,400 schools in 50 countries, the company says.
Check out the demo video below to get a better understanding of how the service works.