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. Use it to create your bibliographies as well!
Two separate parts are installed:
NOTE: If new to Zotero, you may want to view the 30-minute video located on the "Learn to use...." 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.
This comprehensive 30-minute tutorial will take you through all the major features of Zotero from installation, gathering research, creating bibliographies, and more.
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!
Video Credit: Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
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