Billed as your personal research assistant, Zotero is a free online tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Zotero is a tool that collects, manages, and cites the sources you find during your research. In addition to saving a citation, you can add notes and images in your Zotero library and in many cases automatically download PDFs.
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Why use Zotero over another tool, like RefWorks or Endnote?
With ZoteroBib, you can create a bibliography from any computer or device without creating an account or installing software. You'll be able to create citations in the citation styles we use at Cañada College, APA, MLA, CSE and Chicago.
Go to https://zbib.org and paste the URL into the search box and click "Cite." Zotero extracts the bibliographic data and creates a citation. Edit the citation as needed. When finished, click "Close" and your citation is added to your bibliography.
Under "Bibliography," choose the preferred citation style. Double-click on any entries that require additional editing.
Choose an Export option from the drop-down menu when you are done.
Visit the ZoteroBib FAQ for more details.