Zotero is available for free to everyone.
Zotero is a program that easily works with either Firefox or Chrome browsers. Zotero is most useful for:
Collecting and organizing different types of references (Web pages, audio, video, etc.)
Create citation and capture snapshot of websites with a single click
Assign tags to references
Three options for creating groups
Inserting citations and creating bibliographies
Plugins allow you to insert citations and create bibliographies in word processing documents
Create indpendent bibliography for grant reports, CVs, etc.
Quick Copy feature allows you to drag and drop references into any text field (email, blog post)
Few output styles standard (such as APA and MLA), but thousands available for download (such as AMA)
Working on any computer
Syncing allows you to access your Zotero library from any computer with internet access
In order for Zotero to work with Office 365 Word, you must download and install a local copy of Word on your computer. To do this:
We have found recently that the Zotero Connector (the browser add-in you likely installed the day you downloaded Zotero) might be blocking access to resources the library subscribes to (ie PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, etc.). If you click on a resource from our website and the page seems like it's constantly spinning or reloading, your Zotero Connector may be to blame!
To fix this, navigate to your browser's add-ins or extensions area and toggle the Zotero Connector off or change the proxy settings for that particular resource. Just remember to turn the connector back on when you'd like to save resources to your Zotero library!
If you have any questions, reach out to the library via chat below (9-5, M-F) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.