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Reference Managers: Zotero

Explains how to install Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote, and collect resources, write, and cite using these products.

What is Zotero?

Zotero [pronounced zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.  

Video: Zotero Highlights

[*video features Firefox, but zotero also works with Safari and Chrome]

To get started:

Each Zotero account comes with 300 megabytes of file storage for storing citation information, PDFs, notes, etc.  If you find it necessary, you can purchase additional storage from Zotero.

News

A new version of Zotero is now available.  Find out more about version 5.0 and upgrade now! 

Because the Zotero plugin will no longer run on new versions of Firefox you will have to upgrade to Zotero Standalone and a Firefox connector.  None of your data will be lost when you upgrade.  

New!  Writing has started on Mastering Zotero, an online comprehensive user guide for the Zotero reference manager.  Chapters currently available are:

Zotero Guides and Videos

To install Zotoer you will install a program called Zotero Standalone and a browser connector (Safari, Chrome, Firefox).  Zotero works with your internet browser but it does not support Internet Explorer.

Each Zotero account comes with 300 megabytes of file storage for storing citation information, PDFs, notes, etc.  If you find it necessary, you can purchase additional storage from Zotero.

Have an existing bibliography, create citations.

An online tool, AnyStyle can be used to extract bibliographic references from documents in 3 simple steps:

  • Copy and paste your citations into the input box on the web site
  • Use the easy editing tool to make corrections
  • Generate a BibTeX that you can import into Zotero

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