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Citation Management - Zotero

Zotero is a citation management software that helps you manage your sources, no matter the format, and allows you to create libraries of content and easily create bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, and manage your citations. The free account allows for some storage, and a small fee allows you much larger storage limit.

Install Zotero

Pros

  • It's very easy to use
  • It's fast & free
  • Zotero is available for Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux
  • Zotero has plug-ins available for Chrome, Firefox & Safari
  • It has an add-in for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice

Cons

  • Browser specific: works with Chrome FireFox and Safari, but not Internet Explorer
  • Syncing is not the same as backing up your data. Zotero recommends that if you are working on a large document, you back up your library file manually
  • Zotero requires local admin rights on your computer to install, so you will not be able to install it on lab or library computers