The research and discovery phase of a project is an important time to gather information that will position you for success.
Content sourced from published books build a foundation for academics and authors who rely on data, quotes, statistics, and relevant contextual details that create authority for their work.
A powerful method to save this content is to use the web clipper to capture highlights and notes from Kindle directly into Evernote. A special thanks to Allan Johnson for providing the steps for this post on his blog, and for the screenshots below.
Here’s how you can capture and save your Kindle notes and highlights into Evernote in three simple steps:
1. Access your Kindle by logging in to your account.
2. Use the web clipper to clip and capture the article. This will send the contents of your book notes or highlights directly into Evernote.
Tip: Include relevant metadata as tags that will help inform and guide your research. The metadata you use can fit your current taxonomy or just be contextual clues to help catalog your highlights, notes, and improve discoverability and findability.
3. Notes are easily accessible through Evernote’s powerful search. If you can’t recall specifically, try search terms like the title of the book, name of the author, or the subject matter of your research to hone in on your notes faster.
Tip: Clicking on ‘Read more at location’ from Evernote will take you to the specific passage to read on the Kindle for Mac or PC.
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Other practical uses for Evernote Kindle notes and highlights
Teachers can capture highlights that can be used to teach a high school literature class or a college lecture. Students can inform their studies of literature by keeping tabs on their notes of readings in Evernote.
Save notes alongside your readings that help provide a basis for discussion in a book group.
Do a bit of competitive intelligence and save research from books or publications that help shape the direction of a project or report.