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What is Zotero?
is a easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is a Firefox add-on. Easy to use. Lives in your web browser where you do your work. It's FREE.
What can you do with Zotero?
- Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, etc from the web, databases and the Rhodes Library Catalogue
- Add searchable notes and tags to citations
- Annotate and organise research results
- Save information about a reference, including author, title and publication details
- Attach files, links, notes and PDFs to records
- tag and sort records
- Create bibliographies in preferred output style
- Manage in-text citations in Microsoft Word
- View records in My Library when offline
- Easily share references with others
Pros and Cons of Zotero
- Great for importing records for non-traditional references, like wikis and websites.
- Helps to organize web screenshots and PDFs. You can make PDFs searchable by choosing to index them in the preferences menu.
- Easily imports records from many of the resources you already use.
- The program lives where you already do most of your research, in the browser.
- Imports records from several major databases that won't work with EndNote & Mendeley, including Factiva, USPTO, Espacenet, & FreePatentsOnline.
- It's user-friendly.
- Easily retrieves PDF metadata, like title and author information.
- Synchronizes collections among multiple computers & backs up data.
- Offers option to create user profiles and groups, so you can share your collection.
- Detects proxy servers automatically, making off-campus access to library databases easier.
- Need to pay for extra storage space.
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