What is Zotero?
Zotero is a free, online citation management software. If you are familiar with RefWorks or EndNote, Zotero functions very similarly. Zotero allows you to collect, organize and manage your citations. This includes the ability to make notes, link sources to other, related sources, annotate and export sources. Zotero will also take care of most of the dirty work when making reference pages or works cited.
Zotero works best as a Firefox add-on, but a standalone version that works with any browser is also available. A version that is compatible with your browser is available at Zotero ( http://zotero.org).
Because this is a small space for the video, it's probably best viewed in YouTube. Click the bottom, right-hand corner of the video to watch in YouTube.
Using Zotero with Microsoft Word is easy, and makes citing sources a joy (well, maybe not a joy, but it definitely takes some of the hardest work out of it). Take a look at this video to see how Zotero can be integrated with Microsoft Word. Because this is a small space for the video, it's probably best viewed in YouTube. Click the bottom, right-hand corner of the video to watch in YouTube.
Download a Word Processor Plugin to make Zotero compatable with Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
“Seven Things You Should Know about Zotero” from Educause. This is a helpful introduction to Zotero.
A profile of Zotero from the Institute of Museum and Library Studies. IMLS is of the organizations that funded Zotero at its inception
Listen to a podcast from Penn State's Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology from 2008. The podcast details similarities and differences between EndNote and Zotero.
Tour of Zotero