Goodbye 3×5 card, Hello Zotero

Need help keeping track of your teaching resources?   Creating a bibliography?  Collecting research?  Take your library with you.

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Zotero is a bibliographic tool, much like Endnote….but much better.  Once downloaded,  Zotero recognizes citation forms and places them in one central location.  You can add notes,  annotate and organize your research.  Using Chicago, MLA, APA format?  No problem.  You can export your information and choose your preferred bibliographic style.  Even if you are not engaged in some monumental research project,  you can use this application to store articles, websites, or texts that you use in your courses.   Are your students required to write a research paper? Try sharing this tool with them!

The one drawback is that you can  only compatible with Mozilla -FireFox but this little hiccup is well worth it.  Click here to download FireFox.

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