Research Notes are an item that can be obtained using paper and Scribing Tools and clicking on an available Research option in the Thaumonomicon. This will, room permitting, add the respective research note to the player's inventory. This note can then be used in a Research Table to unlock that research permanently, granting access to its contents and any and all benefits and abilities granted by such. In this, Research Notes are one of the most important items in the game, allowing the player to progress into Thaumaturgy. Other than for research, though, Research Notes have no use, as they cannot be burned for fuel, contain no aspects, and are not used in any recipes.