Is your computer desktop full of downloaded PDFs? Is your desk covered in cryptic Post-its containing half-formed citation information? Have you finished writing your paper only to spend hours late at night compiling and formatting your bibliography? Zotero can help!
It’s hard to keep track of all the books, articles, conference papers, blog posts, and other sources you may discover as you research a topic. Zotero is a free, open-source citation manager that works with your internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) to:
- Capture citation information from library catalogs, article databases, or other websites with one click of your mouse.
- Download PDFs from article databases automatically
- Insert properly formatted citations (MLA, APA, Turabian, and hundreds of other styles) into your paper and automatically create bibliographies