Zotero is a powerful tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
A personal research assistant.
Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.
Store and Organize anything.
Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, web-page snapshots, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can create folders, subfolders, keyword tags and Relate items.
Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.
A few testimonials from SXU students:
"My thoughts were a jumbled mess at first, but that jumbled mess became very organized with tags, relations, and folders. This site will be used my entire time at St. Xavier University. This site should be taught to everyone because it can help everyone manage projects and outline papers."
"As a freshman, this program is a very useful tool, and for future projects as an undergrad, graduate student, or even in the work place, Zotero can make researching information much less time consuming. This is a great tool that should be introduced to college students sooner than later."
"I definitely plan on using Zotero in the future and I know that it will help me organize my thoughts and materials."
Tips & Tricks:
View a brief tutorial on organizing materials using folders and subfolders, tags, and related links in Zotero.
View a brief tutorial on using Zotero to add references and create a bibliography in Word.
Below is a screen shot with the Zotero add-in (bottom pane) and the previously downloaded fulltext document re-opened in the top pane.