As a free, open source citation manager, you'll use Zotero to store and organize information you've found while searching databases, Novanet, the web, and more. You will use to create your bibliographies, as well.
When installing Zotero, you'll need to install two separate parts:
NOTE: If new to Zotero, you may want to view the 30-minute video located on the "Learn more...." tab.
Links to other browser connectors and information about plugins are located on the Install Zotero page.
If you're using more than one computer, Zotero's sync feature will keep your library up-to-date on all devices. All devices must be running the same version of Zotero (your computer will automatically check for version updates).
Set up your free account: Zotero.org user account. Then:
Repeat on each of your computers. For more details and troubleshooting sync problems, check the Zotero site.
Zotero is a downloadable citation manager, enabling you to collect web references with one click and then easily create bibliographies in the style of your choosing, including APA7. This comprehensive 30-minute tutorial will take you through all the major features of Zotero from installation, gathering research, and creating bibliographies.
Note from Cathy:
There are many YouTube videos available to help you install and use Zotero. I find this one particularly helpful.... well worth 30 minutes of your time!
Courtesy of Paul V. Galvin Library
Illinois Institute of Technology
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