Zotero is a reference management software that helps you collect, organise, cite and share your research material, like any other.
But why choose Zotero over others?
- It is a product of a non-profit organisation. It was created and developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media which is part of George Mason University.
- It is free to use. You don't have to rely on your institution's subscription on a proprietary software. You use it as an individual, not as part of an institution.
- It is open source and it is free to make changes to its code (if you want).
- Because it is open source, there is a highly responsive support system that is maintained by expert community members and developers.
- It is not after your personal data or money (unless you want to buy extra storage space).
- You can curate items by one click from webpages and academic databases.
- Once registered, you can use all of its features. That includes third party developments.
- Word processor integration for MS Word, Mac Word, LibreOffice and Google Docs.
- It houses and maintains more than 9000 citation styles.
- It constantly develops itself. Latest feature is ZoteroBib that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.