Zotero is a free and easy to learn tool that helps collect, organize, cite, and share information. However, Zotero does more than this: it helps the researcher manage their data––primarily journal articles, books/ebooks, videos, webpages, and all of the associated metadata––in order to preserve and sustain their project. The ideal data management scenario is long-term: resources that one can return to time and again, asking the same question in different ways, or new questions. Being pro-active in the management and maintenance of items and the connections between them is a best practice for supporting long-term use and survival of humanities research data and the products of research.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, etc.
Import citations from databases and the UT Libraries Catalog
Add searchable notes and tags to citations; attach pdf's if desired
Quickly create a bibliography in multiple formats (MLA, Chicago, APA...)
Automatically manage in-text citations in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice
Easily share references with others
ZoteroBib - Requires no account or software installation and provides a quick, reliable tool for creating one-off bibliographies. ZoteroBib enables you to build bibliographies in a variety of citaton styles and format basic in-text citations. You may re-use and edit bibliography you create--it will remain available in your browser until you clear it.
Not sure which to use?
The Zotero/ZoteroBib website offers guidance for choosing the option that is best for you.
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