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Citation Managers: An Overview

This research guide gives introductory information on EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.

How can I get it?

Simply go to Zotero's web page.  Zotero can be dowloaded to your MAC or PC.

Zotero Sync

To access your Zotero Library on multiple devices.  Use Zotero Sync.

There are two parts to this process:  1. Data Sync and 2. File Sync

For detailed instructions, click here

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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