Firefox users will be interested in learning about Zotero, a free and easy-to-use extension that helps you collect, manage, and cite research sources.
Zotero (pronounced zoh-TAIR-oh) resides within your Firefox browser and allows you to import citation information and metadata from books, journals, websites, images, catalogues and more.
It's similar to other citation managers such as RefWorks and Endnote, in that it lets you create formatted reference lists in seconds, but it also offers a handful of other features that provide additional flexibility and improved functionality, including:
- An intuitive design based on popular software and web applications (like iTunes and del.icio.us) that includes useful tagging and searching features
- The ability to analyse and recognize what online resource types are being viewed, and to accurately acquire full reference information for them
- Interoperability with other online programs and software, including with other citation managers such as RefWorks
- Offline accessibility and a coming-soon synch feature that will allow Zotero databases to be backed-up across computers
, Communications and Liaison Librarian
, Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
, Assistant, Library Communications and Web Development
July 16, 2008