What is Zotero?
As a Firefox plug-in or a stand-alone for Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari browsers, Zotero helps collect, organize, cite, and share citation records with ease. Specificaly, Zotero can
- Automatically capture citations and grab citation-related information such as author, title, or abstract
- Organize your citation records with collection folders and tags
- Store PDFs, images, and web pages
- Cite from within Word and OpenOffice using subject-specific bibliographic styles (beyond APA, MLA, or Chicago Style)
- Collaborate with others using group libraries
Zotero Three-Column Structure
Zotero organizes the citation records in three panes. The left pane contains library folders; the middle pane contains items within each folder; and the right pane includes information about specific item in each folder.