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Citation Management: Zotero

Better manage your papers by utilizing citation management tools that will allow you to format collected and generated citations in addition to other beneficial features.

About Zotero

What is Zotero?

 Zotero is a free to use citation management software that allows you to automatically save each material used to your collection as you're searching for it. Think: articles, news stories, or even a book researched on a library's website. Once the reference is collected, Zotero helps to keep them organized by storing them using collections and tags created by you.

Within Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs, Zotero creates creates and uses your citations to generate a bibliography. Across these platforms and additional devices, Zotero keeps your data, i.e., files, notes, and bibliographic data, synced. With over 10,000 styles to choose from, it also allows you to format your work into any fashion for any publication. 


Lastly, Zotero allows for free and easy collaboration. This includes co-writing a paper, distributing course materials to students, building a collaborative bibliography, and free sharing of your Zotero library with others.

For more help and information, explore the Zotero website as it has many helpful animations and support catalogs to walk you through properly utilizing this citation managment software.

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Jeanne Hoover
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