A free plug-in (downloadable application) for Firefox. Tracks and organizes your sources, and can output your citations into bibliographies in a variety of formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
You cannot download Zotero onto the library's public workstations. You can download it onto your own Internet-connected computer.
You can download Zotero and review tutorials here.
UO users (students, staff, and faculty) should set Zotero's OpenURL resolver to map to the UO's SFX tool. This will allow you to link from citations in your Zotero library to the full-text of articles within our online databases.
To do this:
- Open Zotero.
- Click on the gear icon in the menu bar.
- Click "Preferences"
- Click on the "Advanced" tab.
- In the bottom section of the screen, under "OpenURL," choose "Custom" in the drop-down menu and paste this URL into the "Resolver" field: http://library.uoregon.edu/dc/librarysearch/findtext
- Close "Preferences."
Zotero offers a web-based online service. This requires you to create a user account, but then allows you access to your Zotero library from any Internet-connected computer. It also allows you to access group libraries created by other Zotero users. To learn more about Zotero 2.0, click here.
For more in-depth troubleshooting, check the Zotero support pages and forums.
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