Monday, November 16, 2009

Do research inside your brower - Zotero

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Zotero is a free, open source add-on for the Firefox browser, that enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources from the browser. It is partly a piece of reference management software, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.

Zotero's Quick Reference guide

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  • Automatically capture citations
  • Remotely back up and sync your library
  • Store PDFs, images, and web pages
  • Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
  • Take rich-text notes in any language
  • Wide variety of import/export options
  • Free, open source, and extensible
  • Collaborate with group libraries
  • Organize with collections and tags
  • Access your library from anywhere
  • Automatically grab metadata for PDFs
  • Use thousands of bibliographic styles
  • Instantly search your PDFs and notes
  • Advanced search and data mining tools
  • Interface available in over 30 languages
  • Recommendation engine and RSS feeds

Create groups to

  • Share your own work or sources you have discovered with others who are working in related areas.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, publicly or privately, on ongoing research.
  • Discover other people with similar interests and the sources they are citing.

Join the Zotero Community

  • Discover researchers working on similar projects both in your field and in others.
  • Browse through other researchers’ CVs and shared libraries for a quick view of their work and interests.
  • Create your own Zotero profile to help other researchers discover you and your work.