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Citation Managers: An Overview

This research guide is being created to answer the most commonly asked questions and to allow you adequate time to transition your citations to another manager.

What is Zotero?

As a research tool, Zotero intuitively senses content in your web browser.  This built-in radar feature allows you to add that content to your personal library with just ONE click.  Looking for an article in JSTOR, want to capture that news story from the Huffington Post, or seize a book from the WVU Library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.

(check here for Zotero compatability)


Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface.  Zotero automatically "pulls-in" PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and so much more.  This citation manager will index the full-text content of your library, empowering you to find exactly what you're looking for with minimal effort.


OK! I'm Set. Now What?

This four minute screencast covers six way to "get" things into Zotero.



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