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Paperpile

What is Paperpile?

Paperpile is a web-based reference management software, with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar. You can use Paperpile to collect, organize, read, and annotate references and 'cite while you write' in Google Docs.

Benefits for Princeton Affiliates

  • Free for Princeton affiliates with an institutional 'site license'

Getting Started

For assistance please contact support@paperpile.com

For new Princeton users:

Step-by-step sign up guide with images

1. Go to https://paperpile.com/app

2. Sign in to the Google account you want to be associated with Paperpile (this does not have to be your Princeton University Google account).

3. Grant Paperpile access to your Google account. This is required to use Paperpile. Be sure to review the “Privacy Policy” and “Terms of Service”.

4. Sign in with your Princeton University NetID and password. Note: You will not see this step if you sign up with a personal Google account.

5. Install the Paperpile browser extension.

6. In your Paperpile trial account, click the setting icon and select “settings”.

7. Click “Account” and then “Activate site license”.

8. Enter your Princeton University email (@princeton.edu or @pppl.gov) to affiliate your account with the institutional site license.

 

For existing Princeton Users with a personal paid subscription

1. In your Paperpile account, click the setting icon and select “settings”

2. Click “Account” and then “Activate site license”

3. Enter your Princeton University email (@princeton.edu or @pppl.gov) to affiliate your account with the institutional site license.

4. Cancel your personal PaperPile subscription. 

Helpful Tutorials

A complete list of tutorials can be found here.

Point of Contact

For questions regarding Paperpile, please contact Meghan Testerman, Behavioral Sciences Librarian, at mtesterman@princeton.edu