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Zotero was developed by a team of librarians at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It is a free research tool that is downloaded as an extension of the Firefox browser. Its latest feature, Zotero Anywhere, includes a standalone component and plug-ins for Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. Zotero's cloud service provides easy access to your library through automatic synchronization across multiple computers.
Using Zotero, you can:
- Use drag and drop technology to import citation metadata by clicking on the Zotero item image in the Firefox (or other browser) location bar.
- Import website metadata and capture screenshots.
- Share research with other through Zotero Groups and Zotero People.
- Use the cite as you write application that imports in-text citations into MS Word, Mac Word, OpenOffice and Google Docs.
- Create a timeline.
- Assign shortcut keys
- Apply tags for organization.
- Access your research library online and offline.
Quench your Curiosity!
Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators by
Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators is the first book-length treatment of this powerful research tool developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (VA). This book is written for Zotero end users, librarians and teachers. Part One introduces Zotero and presents it in the context of bibliography managers and open source software, Part Two explains in detail how to use the software in research and writing, and Part Three provides information for those who teach and support Zotero, with instructional best practices, examples, support tips and advanced techniques.
Want to learn more about Zotero? Check out the book written by Jason Puckett, the Librarian for Communication and Educational Technologies at Georgia State University.