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Using Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism: Annotate with Hypothesis

What is Hypothesis?

Hypothes.is logoHypothesis is a free online tool for annotating and taking notes. It an be used on webpages and on when viewing a PDF in a browser.

Notes in hypothesis can be both public or private (to yourself or a group).  

Getting Started with Hypothesis

How to Set Up Hypothesis

  1. Go to Hypothesis' Get Started Page and create a free account
  2. Add Hypothesis plugin to your browser
    hypothesis browser plug-in
  3. Click on the browser extension to start annotating a page. A toolbar will appear to the right of the page.
    hypothesis citation panel

Using Hypothesis

Meet with a Librarian

Meet with one of the Davidson research librarians to answer your research questions.

Questions? Need help? Ask Us
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