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Middle & High School Library: Paperpile

Colegio Roosevelt: The American School of Lima, Peru


Organizing Your Research

When working on projects requiring research it's important to stay organized. Using Paperpile helps you to:

  1. Know where your articles, websites, and information are located so you can find them when you need them
  2. Easily pull information from your sources by highlighting
  3. Have a place to put your paraphrasing
  4. Create accurate citations for your parenthetical citations and bibliographies, in order to give proper credit and be a scholarly researcher.

Paperpile Step-by-Step

Follow these steps to get set up with Paperpile:

  • Go to
  • Navigate to the SIGN IN tab top right
    • The first time you will START FREE TRIAL and login with your amersol google account.
    • After that you can simply SIGN IN with your amersol google account.
  • Organize your work by creating FOLDERS
  • From any Google Doc, click Add-ons 
  • Add Paperpile
Google Drive Sync
  • While logged into Paperpile, click on the Google Drive logo in the top right corner.
  • Click Start Sync Now.
Citation Style
  • Open Settings by clicking on the cog in the top right next to your email address.
  • Click on Citation Styles
  • Choose MLA

Citation Guides

Paperpile on YouTube

Click here for the FDR Library Paperpile Playlist

Tutorial - Setting up Your Paperpile Account



Paperpile - Syncing with Google

Paperpile - Settings

Paperpile - Creating Folders

Paperpile - Adding Articles to Your Library



Paperpile - PDF Viewer - Highlighting and Annotating



Paperpile - Citing while writing in a Google Document


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