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Zotero: Citation Tool

June 2, 2008

If you want a free easy-to-use portable citation manager checkout the Firefox plug-in called Zotero. Zotero is sponsored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services ( IMLS), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The interface works with a variety of web resources including the Libraries’ catalog and EBSCOHost databases (like Communication and Mass Media Complete). Check out Zotero’s features:

Automatic capture of citation information from web pages
Storage of PDFs, files, images, links, and whole web pages
Flexible notetaking with autosave
Fast, as-you-type search through your materials
Playlist-like library organization, including saved searches (smart collections) and tags
Platform for new forms of digital research that can be extended with other web tools and services
Runs right in your web browser
Formatted citation export
Free and open source
Integration with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice
Saves records and notes in any language; interface currently available in
Arabic Austrian German Brazilian Portuguese Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish French Galician German Hungarian Hebrew Italian Japanese Korean Dutch Norwegian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovenian Spanish Swedish Swiss German Turkish Vietnamese US English
Integration with WordPress and other blogging software
Advanced search and data mining tools
Wide variety of import/export options

Want to take it to go? Download the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition from PortableApps.com to your flash drive and install Zotero too.

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