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Reference Management Tools: Zotero

A Comprehensive Guide for EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero

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Zotero

Zotero is a free, open-source tool that helps you to collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.  This is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser like Firefox, Chrome and Safari.  

When compared to EndNote, Zotero is particularly robust in capturing references from webpages.  It has a consistent interface between Windows and Mac OS too.

Major Functions:

  • Organize and manage references
  • Create and format in-text citations and bibliographies instantly
  • Import citations from PDFs, databases, library catalogues, websites with snapshots and more
  • PDF management and annotation
  • Collaborate with other researchers
  • Work on your references anytime, anywhere
  • more features

Download Zoterohttps://www.zotero.org/download/

Getting Started

About Installation...

Download both the Zotero and Zotero Connector for your browser from here.


To Learn More...

Please refer to the following sections for other topics:

Add References
Insert in-text Citations
Manage References
Other Functions