The Student Corner

Northwestern students -- this page is for you. Below you will find a curated list of content specifically designed to improve your academic experience. Have a suggestion for something you'd like to see included? Let us know!

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Canvas App
The Canvas Student App: Your Academic Life Simplified

Fallon Parfaite '19: The Canvas Student app can be extremely helpful to stay updated even when you aren’t near your laptop. If something in a class changes, or if grades are released, or even if class is cancelled, the Canvas Student app ensures that you are notified immediately.

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Tech Available for Checkout from University Library

Fallon Parfaite '19: Along with iPads, the Northwestern Libraries also have many other resources available for checkout, such as laptops, audio/visual equipment, and Apple Pencils. Find the full list of what’s available to borrow on the Library AV and Tech Equipment page. 

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Gmail
Optimize your Northwestern @u email

Kevin Lee '20: Every student at Northwestern is provided with their own @u.northwestern.edu email powered by Google. Surprisingly, I find that many students don’t take full advantage of all the benefits and tools that a Google educational account provides. Here are some resources and tips to get the full use out of your Gmail account. 

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Library
Simplify Your Citations with Zotero

Spencer Colton '21: Through my painstaking and intricate research (I searched the word “citation” on LibGuides); I was able to identify three different citation services provided to Northwestern students for free: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. Each has different features and functionalities that make it suited to certain types of projects. Of the three, the simplest and most versatile seems to be Zotero, and I highly recommend it.

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OneNote
Try OneNote, a Fantastic Free Tool for Taking Notes

Spencer Colton '21: Recently, I discovered Microsoft OneNote [which Northwestern provides to all students free of charge]. It's given me a new method of taking notes on a computer. Many of OneNote's features are aimed at people whose computers have some sort of pen/tablet input, but it can be used just as well by those without.

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