all things zotero

what is zotero, & why do I need it?

submitted by heywood on Monday, 25 August 2014 - 3:41pm EDT

Zotero is a tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, save, and communicate your research, both individually and collaborating in groups.

  • Zotero helps you collect research with one-click: library catalog searches, library databases, booksellers, blogs, and just about anything else. When you click on the icon, Zotero stores the bibliographic data, the url, files (if available), and in the case of a website or blog, a snapshot of the page. This last one is important if you are citing to something that may disappear or change without warning.
  • You can attach any pdf, image, more

backup your zotero

submitted by heywood on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 5:13pm EST

You need to backup your zotero data regularly. Syncing with the zotero server is not the same as backing up, and should not be relied on. If you delete something accidentally and then your zotero automatically syncs with the server, the data will be gone. To avoid this, follow these directions and backup more


what's the difference between regular zotero and juris-m?

submitted by heywood on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 10:05am EDT

Regular zotero is a general purpose scholarly open-source citation and research manager. It is optimized for broad appeal and usefulness in all areas of scholarly research. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, has plugins for Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and OpenOffice word processors, and works with Google Docs, email, and many other applications. You have a choice of using it with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. You may store data in any language, and the zotero interface and documentation are available in most languages (see the zotero language support pages for more information). Regular zotero will not, more