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?
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.