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Style Manuals and Citation Methods: Zotero

What is Zotero?

Zotero version 5.0. works with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple 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.