Zotero is one of a number of popular, free citation management tools available to you as a student, scholar or researcher. Zotero was developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University — and helps you organize and cite your sources (papers, fulltext pdfs, web pages, images and other objects).
Last week, Zotero 3.0 beta was launched. The “classic” version isn’t going away any time soon but the good news is that 3.0 runs outside of Firefox with other browsers. It integrates well with our scholarly research databases and has the following features:
- Zotero 3.0 is a beta version of Zotero but will work for Mac, Windows and Linux
- It is now “standalone” meaning it does not need to run in your browser (better yet, Firefox is not required as it was before)
- A new browser connector helps you to grab citations with one click using other browsers such as Safari, Chrome or Firefox (not IE unfortunately)
- Zotero not on your machine? Connectors add items directly to your library hosted on Zotero’s servers
- Better document integration; a new interface has been developed to add citations for MS Word and OpenOffice