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Zotero for starters

Introduction

Explanatory note

Please note: the University of Birmingham currently supports and advises on the use of Endnote and RefWorks, not Zotero.  Endnote is recommended for doctoral and other researchers; and RefWorks for students on taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  This guide is for information for anyone investigating or using Zotero.  Enquiries regarding use or problems encountered with Zotero should be directed to the provider[s] or through user support channels.

Zotero

Zotero is an open-source, web-based referencing software programme.

As with other programmes, you can store references from many sources in Zotero, and combine it with Word (or Google Docs) to add citations and generate bibliographies (reference lists) to documents. 

‚ÄčThe browser extension saves many individual items effectively, as well as multiple items from bibliographic databases such as Ovid group, EBSCO, Proquest.

Free storage in Zotero up to 300MB is available.  For more storage space, users need to take out an individual subscription or be part of a limited group (lab) or wider institutional package

An excellent guide to using Zotero has been produced by Jason Puckett of Georgia State University Library in the USA.

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