Zotero is a free citation management tool developed at George Mason University. Its basic purpose and functionality is similar to RefWorks, but instead of tracking your citations in a web database, it saves citations locally on your computer, and makes your citations available from any computer by syncing. Zotero works with Mac, PC, and Linux systems.
1. Install through the Zotero website. Zotero downloads as a standalone application, and a browser extension (available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox) can also be downloaded for easily adding citations to Zotero.
3. Quick Start Guide. Zotero offers a quick start guide to help new users understand how to use the tool. The guide covers organizing, collecting, citing, and collaborating with groups.
- How do I export citations from RefWorks to Zotero?
- How do I export citations from EndNote to Zotero?
- How do I import citations from EBSCO databases (such as Academic Search Premier, Business Sources Premier, or Agricola--look for the EBSCO logo to identify these) into Zotero?
- How do I import citations from Google Scholar into Zotero?
- Does Zotero have a tool (like RefWorks' Write-N-Cite) that allows me to add citations to a paper while I'm writing it in MS Word?
- How do I link to full text articles from my citations in Zotero?