Click on the “Note this” link and the text changes to read “Duly noted” (which I do think is just a little cute) and pops up a Google Notebook window:
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In the Notebook window, you can add comments to your saved search results, create new notes and comment on them, and manage various notebooks:
I could definitely see myself using this feature when conducting research for future reference (if I were signed in and remembered to do so). I would think that creating different notebooks for different research subjects would be pretty handy. In Google Notebooks (accessible by
One note for improvement: make the Notebook window draggable. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how to move it anywhere but anchored to the lower right part of the screen.
The “Note this” option seems to appear only when you’re signed in to Google.
UPDATE: As noted in the comments, this has long been a feature for Google Notebook users’ SERPs. However, I was not signed up with Google Notebook before today. I also verified that this the “Note this” link appears for my other Google account, which is not signed up with Google Notebook either.