DePaul University Libraries
Life Hacks

Lifehacks are productivity tricks that help to keep one organized and make day to day activities more efficient. These popular third party tools can assist in organizing your docs, bookmarks, citations, and more.


With Delicious you save, stack and share the web. Instantly save your favorite links, collect your discoveries in stacks, share what you find, and dig deeper into your favorite topics.


Access your files from anywhere using free cloud storage service, Dropbox.You can access Dropbox on all of your devices, and share with other users.


Remember everything with Evernote. Take notes, web clips, add files and images to notebooks and collaborate with other Evernote users.



Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Try the iPhone/iPad App

Persistent Link Creator

Create persistent links to articles and resources in library databases using our persistent link tool to ensure you can access any material from on campus and from home. This tool also includes instructions for locating the correct url within specific databases.


Create and access Microsoft Office files from anywhere using free cloud storage service from Microsoft, SkyDrive. You can store other file formats as well, including video, images, and pdfs. Skydrive is accessible via Web, PC, Mac, Windows enabled phones, and iOS devices.


URL Shorteners

Are your links to long? Using a url shortening tool can make them easier to manage. There are several URL shortening tools available:


Collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources
Check out our Zotero Research Guide