Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free reference management tool that works on Windows, Apple and Linux. It allows you to...

  • Collect bibliographic information on books, journal articles, videos and other resources from library catalogues, webpages and databases and extracts metadata from these sources.
  • Collect PDFs, file, images for each citation in your library.

  • Create a bibliography and in-text citations in a variety of reference styles in a Word or OpenOffice document.

  • Sync feature can keep your library up to date on all computers and additional backup options can be followed.

  • Create Groups to share citations, collection, notes and tags with colleagues.

There are two operating platforms for Zotero

  • Zotero for Firefox lets you capture and organize all your research without ever leaving the browser

  • Zotero Standalone runs as a separate application and plugs into Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

Zotero workshops: Spring 2017

This hands-on workshop, will introduce you to Zotero, a free, open source alternative to reference manager systems such as EndNote and Refworks. Zotero allows you to easily save bibliographic details, comments, indexing terms, and direct links to webpages, word documents, and even articles that are in library subscription databases. You will be shown how you can use Zotero to integrate your references into your research in many citation styles using Microsoft Word.


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