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Zotero: About Zotero

An introduction to Zotero, a free citation management tool

Zotero's Great if You're...

  1. Writing a thesis or dissertation
  2. Needing to store, organize, and manage many resources
  3. Collaborating and need to share sources

Zotero's Not So Great if You're...

  1. Writing a short paper
  2. Working with a small number of resources (< 10)
  3. Too stressed/busy to learn a new tool

What's Zotero?

zotero definition

Created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Zotero is a free citation management tool that helps you organize, collect, and share your research. ‚Äč

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.

Other Tools to Consider

There are many other tools for citation management out there besides Zotero. Which one you use is up to you. They all do similar things, just in different ways. Check out these other great tools and get help at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries:
 

Get Help with Zotero

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Erica DeFrain
Contact:
225C Love Library
edefrain2@unl.edu
402-472-5254
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Get Help with Zotero

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Elizabeth Lorang
Contact:
225D Love Library South
402.472.2516

License

Creative commonsThis guide is based off of content created by Jason Puckett and Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License

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