Managing Citations with Zotero Just Got Even Better

Posted on: October 20, 2022

Are you still typing out your reference lists? Maybe it’s time to try a citation manager! Zotero is a free, easy-to-use open source tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and collaborate on research. Zotero connects easily with Microsoft Word and Google Docs so you can insert citations directly in your text and automatically generate a reference list. 

Get Zotero: Create an account on their website or download Zotero to get started. You can even get the mobile app and sync seamlessly across all your devices! The Zotero Connector browser extension (plug-in) makes it easy to save sources directly to Zotero from websites and databases. It is available for the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge web browsers. 

Upgrade for free: If you’ve tried Zotero in the past, upgrade to Zotero 6 to see how they’ve created a whole new way of managing PDFs and annotations. Zotero’s new PDF viewer allows you to highlight text and add notes to articles for future reference, and by signing in through your JMU email, you now have access to unlimited storage. You can upgrade from within Zotero by going to Help → “Check for Updates.”

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