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This section of the University of Texas Libraries Web site lists a variety of widgets that you may find useful while conducting research.

What is a widget? Widgets bring the Libraries Web services to you. They include Web applications, simple add-ons for your Web browser, and other shortcuts that make researching a little easier. If you would like to learn more about widgets, watch our video demonstration or read this Newsweek article on the topic.

How do I get started? Each of the widgets we've listed on our site includes a description and installation instructions. Click on a widget below to learn more.

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Information Organizing Widgets

What is it? A Firefox browser add-on that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
What is it? A tool that helps you aggregate content from multiple sources or applications.
What is it? A Firefox browser add-on that highlights text online within your browser window. Then copy and paste as you wish.
What is it? A simple tool that removes the clutter around what you're reading on the Web.
What is it? An awesome tool that helps you create MLA- or APA-formatted bibliographies online. Save as a Word document to turn in with your paper.
What is it? A tool that enables you to easily upload many images to your Flickr account.
What is it? Web browser add-ons that make it easier to bookmark and organize web sites with
What is it? A Facebook app that creates formatted citations in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, or Turabian style for books and other items found in WorldCat.

Collaboration Widgets

What is it? A free wiki tool that is useful for everyone (even computer beginners).
What is it? A free browser add-on that lets you contribute helpful information to any web page.
What is it? A web site that enables you to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online.
What is it? A free browser add-on that lets you clip text, images and videos from inside Web pages then save, blog, email and print to share your "clips" with others.

Widget Spotlight

Readability Bookmarklet

A simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading.

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