Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/) is a Firefox add on that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser and it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Visit Zotero’s Quick Start Guide for details and tips. Note that some features discussed on the web site are available only in the new 2.0 Beta version, which might not function properly for all users.
How do I install Zotero?
Zotero will run on any operating system but it only runs on the Firefox 3.0 or higher web browser.
To download Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox//.
Instructions to Download Zotero extension:
How can I find an item I've added to Zotero in the UCI library (print and online)?
Go to Zotero's OpenURL Resolvers page for quick configuration details to integrate UCe-links (aka University of California Libraries OpenURL Resolver) to Zotero,
Can Zotero import citations from the Melvyl online catalog?
Yes. Zotero allows users to import search results from Melvyl directly.
Can I access my Zotero library from multiple computers?
Yes, using Sync with the Zotero 2.0 Beta version, although library items and attached files are handled separately:
With Zotero version 1.x, you can store your library on a portable storage device:
What are some of the Pros and Cons of using Zotero?
Limited bibliographic styles available.
Requires more maintenance of import records than other programs, e.g. RefWorks or EndNote.
Does not have a feature to filter duplicate records, requires manual deletion.
Can be used only in Firefox.
Get the latest information on Zotero’s features and limitations
Where do I find more information?
Visit Zotero’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage