Use Snagit for Research

Snagit is a great tool for capturing online resources for your research project. Snagit allows you to capture anything on the screen including pages from online articles, entire web pages, segments of a resource, images, and videos.

You can do the following to your captured online resources:

  • Highlight key portions within a capture
  • Add notes
  • Document the bibliography information
  • Save only the relevant portions of an electronic resource
  • Archive or share your resources

Capture Sources

To learn how to capture anything on your screen, see All-in-One Capture and Record a Video.

Save Bibliography Information with Sources

Add the date the online information was accessed, author(s), URL, title and other bibliography information with your image captures.

Add a Callout in Snagit Editor

Caption example

  1. In Snagit Editor, drag the top edge of the capture up to create extra space for the bibliography information.
    drag edge for space
  2. On the Tools tab, click the Callout tool.
    Callout tool
  3. Click and drag a callout style onto the desired position on the canvas.
  4. Type the bibliography information into the callout.
  5. Drag a handle to resize the callout.

Highlight and Take Notes

Highlight a Section

  1. On the Tools tab, select the Highlighter tool.
    Highlighter tool
  2. Select a highlighter color from the gallery or edit the color in the Properties.
  3. Click and drag across the area to highlight.
    highlight section


  1. On the Tools tab, select the Line tool.
    Line tool
  2. Select a line style from the gallery.
  3. Click and drag under the area to underline.

Add Callouts or Text in the Margins

  1. To create a margin for notes, drag the left or right edge of the capture out.
  2. On the Tools tab, click the Callout tool.
    Callout tool
  3. Click and drag a callout style onto the desired position on the canvas.
  4. Type the notes into the callout.
  5. Drag a handle to resize the callout. 
Title Category Level Format
000 - Introduction to Snagit 2 Getting Started I Video
001 - All-in-One Capture Getting Started I Video/Written
002 - Working with the Capture Window Getting Started I Video/Written
003 - What's New in Snagit 2 Reference I Video
004 - Moving from Jing to Snagit Getting Started I Written
005 - Record a Video Getting Started I Video/Written
006 - Getting to Know the Editor Getting Started I Video
007 - Sharing with Snagit Share II Video
008 - Share to Share I Written
009 - Annotate with Drawing Tools Getting Started I Video
010 - Enhance Your Images with Effects Getting Started I Video
011 - Save Custom Styles Styles II Written
012 - Vector Objects and Selection Canvas I Written
013 - File Formats Overview Reference II Written
014 - Snagit Project File Format Reference I Written
015 - Capture a Scrolling Window Capture I Written
016 - Capture Multiple Areas Capture I Written
017 - Capture an Entire Web Page Capture I Written
018 - Capture a Menu Capture II Written
019 - Retina Display: Sharing Images Reference II Video/Written
020 - Editing Your Video Capture in Camtasia for Mac Edit II PDF
021 - The Many Ways People Use Snagit Example II Written
022 - Use Snagit for Research Example II Written
023 - Use Snagit for Feedback or Grading Example II Written
024 - Create Handout Graphics from a Video Capture Example II Written
025 - Maintain Privacy in Your Captures Tools II Written
026 - Watermark an Image Example II Written
027 - Create a Mockup Example III Written
028 - Create Images for the Web Example II Written
029 - Top Ways to Use Drag and Drop Tips & Tricks II Written
030 - Snagit Keyboard Shortcuts Guide Reference I PDF
031 - Bring Your Mobile Content into Snagit Mobile I Video
032 - Snagit Highlights Highlights I Video
033 - Google Drive: Access and collaborate around your content Share I Video
034 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video

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