organising academic sources and other information

Organising your sources and material is one of the biggest challenges for any academic or learner. When choosing the right tool for you, you want to consider the importance of the following functions for your own workflow:

The list of apps and services below goes from simplest to most advanced.

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Dropbox or Box

Easy to use but not too many sorting options. You can access your files from any platform. You have to store your sources as files and the only possibility to sort is to use different folders. No extensive tagging possibilities. Different pricing plans for Dropbox and Box.

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Easy to add sources, including web pages, pictures, audio files. Different pricing plans.

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Notion, the service that this website is built on, offers more options than Evernote, but also requires a bit more effort to set up. It does, however, allow you to link your resources, with projects and your task list, so it is therefore a lot more powerful than Evernote.

Marie Poulin shows how to collect and organise your sources in Notion.