"Z" is for Zotero !
Think back a moment to the last document (presentation, dissertation, report, article, thesis, etc.) you wrote, and notably the many sources that you had to find, read, annotate, use and cite to do so.
Remember the problems of keeping track of these, sometimes voluminous, documents.
Remember the time spent (and sometimes wasted) identifying the bibliographic references (authors, title, journal, issue, year, pages, etc.) of the articles, classing them, sorting them, copying and pasting them into your final document and formatting everything with the right bibliographic style.
You can now forget about all of that, thanks to Zotero!
illustration: Jazzmodeus, This is a job for Zotero (2008) CC Licence: BY-NC
It allows users to collect, manage, cite, and share all types of sources and documents.
It can be easily installed and used from your web browser, all while you're looking for and reading information!
Zotero also allows you to transfer your online reference library to its server if you have a personal account.
Features of Zotero
Below is an overview of the features proposed in Zotero:
Collect: to automatically retrieve references from Zotero-compatible sites and web pages
Organize: to store and enhance your references, annotate them, manage them, import or export collections of references, capture web pages, and search the full text of the captured web page or in the attached PDF file
Save: Zotero can store all your search material: you can add PDFs, images, audio or video files, captured web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full text content of your library, allowing you to find exactly what you're looking for in just a few clicks.
Cite: to generate a bibliography and do the citations in a word processor (MS Word, Open Office) or in a blog using Wordpress
Synchronize and share: to store your library online and access it on the Zotero server, and share your references
Collaborate: for collaborative work and, especially, to feed private or public bibliographies (groups) together with other members