Organizing Your Research

Tools for Searching, Organizing, and Note-taking: A Comparison


View spreadsheet in a separate window.

Some Considerations About Your Working Style

Some things to consider about how you like to work will make it easier to decide which tools to use.

  • Do you use mainly lab computers or your own computer or both? If you mainly use lab computers, stick to software installed on the standard build.
  • Are you a Mac or Windows user or both?
  • How important is it to you that things look nice and appear organized? Some of the most robust tools can also look intimidating, which is counterproductive if you consequently avoid using them.

Other Folks' Comparisons

Have you read a useful comparative review? Submit it for inclusion here in the Comments.

Creative Commons License
Gould Library Research Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted.