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 one 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.
Take a look at what you can do with Zotero:
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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