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Open Source Citation Management Tool


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Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use citation management tool that helps you to collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.

Zotero Features

  • Save citations from databases, websites, and library catalogs.

  • Users may collaborate with other users using Groups.

  • Attach PDF's, images, web page snapshots and reading notes to your citations.

  • Cite sources "in-text" as you write and create reference lists in most styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

  • Manage, organize and categorize references into collections and sub-collections and by using tags.

  • Utilize search feature to find your references.

  • Create a bibliography and export to Word or Google Docs.

  • The ability to export your references to another system at a later date if you so choose.

Davidson College Library Research Guides are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

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