What is Zotero?
What is a citation? A
- describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item;
- gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism;
- enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to;
- includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date.
A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citations in the format you prefer. An organized list of citations is called a bibliography.
Zotero is an easy-to-use extension to your Firefox web browser. Zotero allows you to import references from the Library's many electronic databases and the library's catalog. You can conveniently compile a list of sources you intend to
read--as you identify them--and save the list online.