Monday, October 6, 2008

Zotero - a next generation tool for the academic researcher

Described as a next generation research tool for 'all researchers" Zotero can help you to gather, store, organize and analyze (citations, full texts, web pages, images) information for your next research paper or conference presentation. Available as a free, easy to use Firefox extension, Zotero boasts of the following features:

-Automatic capture of citation information from web pages
-Storage of PDFs, files, images, links, and whole web pages
-Flexible notetaking
-Fast, as-you-type search through your materials
-Playlist-like library organization, including saved searches (smart collections) and tags
-Platform for new forms of digital research that can be extended with other web tools and services
-Runs right in your web browser
-Formatted citation export (over 1100 styles and growing)
-Free and open source
-Integration with Microsoft Word and Open Office
-Saves records and notes in any language
-Integration with WordPress and other blogging software
-Remote library backup
-Advanced search and data mining tools
-Access your library from anywhere via the web
-Wide variety of import/export options

Click here for a link to the video tutorial

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