Zotero

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    23,529
  • Date Added:
    June 19, 2011
  • File Size:
    3.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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Editors' Review

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Keep all of your online and offline citations and notes nicely organized, just allow yourself some extra time to get the hang of this Firefox add-on.

Zotero's user interface can be activated by either a hot-key combo or by clicking on the status-bar icon. A three-paned screen takes up half of your browser screen, but you can choose to display it under your browser window or expand it to take up the entire screen. We spent some time trying to figure out the program; it's not immediately intuitive. You can definitely cut down your learning curve by taking advantage of the tutorial. Once we got going, we were quickly adding entire pages, specific text, and taking snapshots of Web material to organize into collections. We were able to add notes and even attach Word and Excel documents to specific items in the collection folders. The highlighter tool is a handy addition for noting key sections in saved Web pages. You also can add notes on the side of the page, much as you would with hard-copy research.

This free tool is perfect for students and teachers, but also for anyone looking to keep track of important information found on the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Powerful, Effective, Extensive Plugin Support."

August 12, 2011  |  By son0fhobs

 |  Version: Zotero 2.1.8

Pros

It rocks. It's a great way to collect information, resources, and do it quickely and effectively. It has an amazing tagging system, automatic bibliographic setup, notes, attachements, etc.

Cons

Although an intuitive interface, any program this powerful will take a bit to learn, and use effectively. But I'm talking take ten minutes to get the hang of it, not much longer.

Summary

It's powerful flexible, and extensible. I don't even use it for scholarly research or bibloigraphic notations, and it's still incredibly useful! There's tons of plugins to extend features, and the program is well maintained and updated. I haven't tried every tool of the sort in this area, but of the several I tried, this seemed the most thorough, effective, powerful, and flexible.

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General
Publisher Center for History and New Media
Publisher web site http://chnm.gmu.edu/
Release Date June 19, 2011
Date Added June 19, 2011
Version 2.1.8
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.52MB
File Name zotero-3.0.11.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,529
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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