Luckily for college students, New York-based startup Citelighter is aiming to make the painstaking research process a little easier on them. Citelighter has created an academic research platform to help students and researchers save, organize, and automatically cite content both online and offline. Yesterday, they announced the launch of Citelighter Pro, made possible by a partnership with Cengage Learning‘s online research paper writing tool Questia.
Currently, Citelighter’s free version serves as more of a clipping and bookmarking service, which can help save students time, but doesn’t help them determine whether or not the sources they find online are accurate and credible. In integrating with Questia, Citelighter Pro’s capabilities will allow users to access a library of millions of credible academic articles from more than 6,500 sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, and transcripts, for only $10 a month. The pro version will also make recommendations on content based on users’ search patterns, and the startup plans to add content capturing for PDFs soon.
In order to get a better grasp on how Citelighter works, check out their demo video, embedded below:
Technapex will certainly keep an eye on Citelighter for future announcements. In the meantime, any college students out there using Citelighter or Citelighter Pro? Do you now love writing research papers as a result? Sound off in the comments below, or share your experience with me at email@example.com