I thought I would share this quick tip with you all for researching and highlighting articles posted on the web.
What I used:
- My Internet Browser (Chrome or die)
- Pocket App (on iOS)
- Pocket Extension (for Google Chrome)
- Evernote App (on iOS)
- Also featured: Evernote Clipper (for Google Chrome)
Clipping Your Research Article
1. Get Article
An article was sent to me via email. I checked it out, was told I needed to read it, and then opened it up in my Google Chrome browser.
2. Clip to Pocket
I have the pocket extension installed on my Google Chrome, where clicking a button let’s me save my [Link to my article] reading to a list of other good reads. I’m not quite ready to clip it to Evernote.
I also tagged it with tags I use directly for work purposes so I can find em later.
3. Open the Article in Pocket.
I left my work computer and grabbed my iPad. I started reading the article and realized two things:ss
- Woah, this article is long
- Woah, there’s a lot of good info in this article that I kinda-sorta want to highlight
4. Export to Evernote
Pocket let me choose which folder in my Evernote to put this article.
It also lets me choose to tag, add comments, and whether I want the whole article (“Include Full text”).
5. In Evernote, I can highlight text and tell the app to highlight text
Alternatively: I could have clipped directly Evernote (After Step 1):
I chose to clip to Pocket for two reasons:
- I don’t want to clutter my already bloated Evernote account
- I genuinely like using Pocket. It’s a wonderful reading experience and that’s the venue I can make a decision to save to my Evernote.
Social Work Tech Practice
I save articles to my Pocket app on ongoing basis for personal, self-care, and professional reasons. I enjoy reading contemporary articles on practice, mental health issues, current events and art.
Reading and being able to annotate makes me a better helping professional: refreshed from reading entertaining, better informed with literature, or better suited to do my job.