How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research

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How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research
The Web Clipper browser extensions makes it easy to link webpages in your OneNote notebooks.Pekic/Getty Images
  • You can save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension to organize your web-based research more efficiently.
  • You'll need to download Web Clipper, a free browser extension, before using it with OneNote.
  • Web Clipper lets you place clips from the web into your OneNote notebook, for quick and easy reference.
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OneNote is a Microsoft program that's every researcher's friend, given how important organization is when conducting well-sourced research.

One feature that helps your organization is the OneNote Web Clipper, a free add-on you can install - and you'll want to, if you use OneNote for internet-based research.

With the Web Clipper browser extension, you can clip and place a web page or article directly into your OneNote notebook for quick and easy reference, rather than rely on bookmarking or leaving another tab open in your browser.

Here's where you can find and download the Web Clipper, and how it works with OneNote to make the Microsoft program more effective.

How to download the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper

1. Go to https://www.onenote.com/clipper in a web browser.

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2. For the download, your browser type should be detected automatically. Click "Get OneNote Web Clipper for" followed by the browser you're using.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions for download, and be sure to give the Web Clipper extension any requested access to your browser.

4. Once downloaded, you'll configure OneNote Web Clipper with your copy of OneNote. Click the extension icon in your browser toolbar to start.

How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research
If you need some inspiration on how to apply the Web Clipper to OneNote, the application offers some helpful suggestions, like travel planning and recipe gathering.Emma Witman/Business Insider

5. Sign in to your associated Microsoft account when the purple pop-up window appears.

6. If prompted, allow the OneNote the needed permissions to use the OneNote Web Clipper.

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How to save articles with Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper

1. After downloading the Web Clipper extension, navigate to the webpage where you want to clip information to save in OneNote.

2. Select the Web Clipper icon in your browser's toolbar.

How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research
The Web Clipper extension appears in the top right corner in Chrome. Depending on your browser, you may have to select it elsewhere on the page or from the browser's toolbar.Emma Witman/Business Insider

3. Select if you want to clip the "Full Page," a selected screenshot with "Region," just the text with "Article," or "Bookmark" for a link and headline.

How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research
You can also add a note to your clip, select portions of text with the highlighter icon, and modify the font type and size within the clip.Emma Witman/Business Insider

4. Choose a notebook and section location in OneNote to save the piece, then click "Clip" to finalize.

The option to view your clip in OneNote will pop up. Click "View in OneNote" to open the application at the notebook and section where your new clip lives.

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How to save articles with the Microsoft OneNote Web Clipper extension for quick access to organized research
After clicking "View in OneNote" you can see what your clip looks like in OneNote, and make edits.Emma Witman/Business Insider

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