Zotero

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.

Installation:

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.

2. Create a Zotero account. After installation, it is strongly recommended you register for a Zotero account to enable syncing and groups.

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.

Some common questions: