Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.
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.
This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.
The library's computers all have Zotero installed on them, but you'll need to take a couple of steps before using it:
Make sure to back up your work to your Zotero account or flash drive -- any work you do on Beloit College Library's computers will be erased when you restart.
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