Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Digital Annotation Tools: Home

Introduction: Digital Annotation Tools

This guide provides an introduction to a few helpful digital tools you can use to annotate documents, PDF's, and webpages without having to print them.  Using these digital tools, as opposed to printing documents in hard copy, comes with several advantages: they are often easier to organize than stacks of printed hard copy, they often integrate smoothly with your browser or desktop, making it quicker and easier to add your annotations, and using these tools reduces the amount of paper you would otherwise use to print and annotate documents by hand.

This guide covers five annotation tools: Westlaw's annotation features, Lexis Advances's annotation features, Adobe Acrobat, Zotero, and Diigo.