Zotero version 7 is in BETA. Please do not use if you are not technically savvy as there is a flood of issues reported.
Users on MacOS
Researcher Unbound- Zotero workshops are conducted once every semester, online only. These workshops are for beginner users.
|28 Sep 2023||10- 11:30am||Zoom||Please check RU page|
|Sem2 Recess Week||tbc||Webinar via Zoom||to be published|
If you want to explore Zotero on your own, you will need to :
Zotero is a free bibliographic citation management software that allows you to save, collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. Zotero is available either as a Firefox extension or as standalone software that works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. It works right in your browser, making it easy to save you citations while you search.
Use the Zotero word processor plugins to easily cite your sources and create a bibliography while you work.
Note: While Zotero is a free software, the Zotero cloud storage has a limit of 300 MB. Anything more than 300 MB, you would have to pay for extra cloud storage. However it is possible to expand your storage space for free by following the instructions here.
Some points to consider before you start using Zotero:
Great for importing records for non-traditional references, like wikis and websites.
Helps to organize web screenshots and PDFs. You can make PDFs searchable by choosing to index them in the preferences menu.
Easily imports records from many of the resources you already use.
Detects proxy servers automatically, making off-campus access to library databases easierThe programme lives where you already do most of your research, in the browser.
Synchronizes collections among multiple computers & backs up data.
Imports records from several major databases including Factiva, USPTO, Espacenet, & FreePatentsOnline.
Need to pay for extra storage space.