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Zotero is a free, standalone program (with browser extensions to Google Chrome and Safari) that collects, stores and organizes references for books, journal articles, websites and other materials that you've collected and then automatically converts those references into a properly formatted bibliography. It is fairly easy to use, reliable, and well-documented. Zotero can:
Alongside tracking literature citations, Zotero stores downloaded or links to Acrobat pdf files or any other types of files on your computer.
Our own handy reference guide for Zotero, available in Acrobat PDF format, providing information on acquiring and setting up Zotero, exporting references from catalogs and databases, producing bibliographies, and getting support.
Zotero is available as a free standalone software used with Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.
You can download Zotero from http://www.zotero.org/download/.
Download both the program and the Zotero connector
The connector will allow your browser to talk to the Zotero software and capture references from webpages, snapshots from of websites.
Note: While the Tufts librarians provide training in, and consultation about, the general use of Zotero and compatible databases, they do not provide IT support or assistance with technical issues involving your computer, browser, or word-processing software. For assistance with such issues, consult Zotero's documentation and its user forums. Most questions can be answered by either of these.
Once installed, you will see the connector icon in the top right of your browser in the Tool Bar.
This icon will change depending upon if you are looking at a list of resources, an individual book or article, etc.