Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a web-tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives in the web browser itself. You must download and install it before getting started. You can also download Zotero Standalone for Mac OS, Windows or Linux. Zotero will not work with Internet Explorer but there are connectors for Google Chrome and Safari.
There are several ways to add referencs to your Zotero library. Make sure you always check the references for accuracy, sometimes Zotero can't understand everything.
To Download a Reference from a Library Catalog
To Download a Reference from a Database
To Download a Website Reference
To Enter Bibliographic Details
So that your data is available from any machine, and saved on Zotero's server (this way you don't have to carry your computer around) you need to sync or save your information. To do so, you must have created an account at Zotero (free) and be logged into that account.
To create a bibliography from your sources
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