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Leslie Sult
Main Library A208
(520) 626-3850
Subjects: Education, Literature

What is Paperpile?


Paperpile is a web-based reference manager.

It's currently available only for Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but Firefox and Safari are on their roadmap for the future. See Which browsers does Paperpile support?

For more information, see this overview of the product.


To start, download the Paperpile extension for Chrome.

Once Paperpile is downloaded, click your extension manager and pin it to your toolbar.

Begin adding resources to your library


Paperpile allows you to add resources in three different ways.

  • Directly from the database that you are searching.
  • By opening Paperpile and dragging PDFs into a folder.
  • By using the Add Papers button and selecting one of the options.