What is Zotero?
Note: This libguide is out-of-date and very soon to be thoroughly revised. In the meantime, if you need a more current explanation, please go to this guide by Jason Puckett (Georgia State University).
What is a citation? A citation....
- 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.