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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Zotero webinar

This recorded Zotero webinar explains everything a beginner needs to know (and more) about Zotero in about 45 minutes.

For the best effect, maximize the video and play it full-screen.


Why Zotero?

Zotero allows researchers to save references from library catalogues, research databases and web sites with a single click. It means your time is freed up from the tedious task of formatting citations, allowing you to focus on the research itself.

Why Zotero? Because it

  • is an open source software which is free to use and install
  • is easy to use
  • resides in your web browser where research happens
  • works on both Mac and Windows
  • its word plugin is compatible with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice

and it allows you

  • to import, manage, and annotate citations from various sources
  • to include PDFs of articles and other documents
  • to handle research and citation management in the same place
  • to generate bibiographies in a wide range of styles
  • to access your Zotero library from any computer with an internet connection
  • to share libraries and group accounts

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Contact us

Members of the York community (students, faculty and staff) who have questions about or problems with Zotero can email for help, particularly regarding migrating away from RefWorks.


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