Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free web software program that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
To use Zotero, you'll need to install two things:
See "Install Zotero & Connectors" for more information.
Check out EndNote (not free, but has student version) as an alternative, or see what other citation managers can do:
This video will show you how to get started.
This video was made by Melissa Atkinson for distance education students in mind. It will help anyone use Zotero.
Watch the video:
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