Leveraging the long tail of scholarship.

Firefox is one of the best alternatives to Internet Explorer due largely to its ability to add useful, third-party features. One of those is Zotero, an amazing open source add-on for scholars and students who conduct much of their research online. Zotero

“.. is a free, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize resources (whether bibliography or the full text of articles), and then lets you annotate, organize, and share the results of your research. It includes the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)—the ability to store full reference information in author, title, and publication fields and to export that as formatted references—and the best parts of modern software such as del.icio.us or iTunes, like the ability to sort, tag, and search in advanced ways. Using its unique ability to sense when you are viewing a book, article, or other resource on the web, Zotero will—on many major research sites—find and automatically save the full reference information for you in the correct fields.”

Its page snap shot feature is quite useful, as is its numerous citation templates. Highly recommended.

Try Zotero “Leveraging the long tail of scholarship.”

Image: Firefox browser with Zotero add-on. Courtesy of Zotero

Published in: on April 19, 2007 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

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