A useful search and organizational tool, great for book citations. Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite research sources. Zotero only works with v.2 Firefox, and above.

(From Chronicle Wired Campus by Jeffrey Young, 10.31.06)

A group of scholars at George Mason University released a free Web-browser enhancement this month designed especially for other scholars. The project, which was originally called Firefox Scholar, is now called Zotero.

he goal is to bring search and organizational tools to humanities scholars who might not have the skill or interest to otherwise use them, by embedding them in the Web-browser software the scholars are already using, says Daniel J. Cohen, an assistant professor of history and director of research projects at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

ith Zotero, which requires the latest version of the Firefox browser, users can import Web pages, and citation information from them, into a personal filing system, among other features. A written statement on the project’s Web site says the software “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.

(From Scholarly Comunication posted by ptk on Tools, 11.03.06 )

[KN writes]Zotero it’s great for grabbing citations from library catalogs, Amazon, Google Scholar, Google Books. So far it doesn’t work on most other bibliographic indexes such as Web of Science, Pubmed, etc. For instance with Google Scholar, Zotero will give you a view of the titles from a Google Scholar search where you can “check” off each citation that you’re interested in….. Looks useful, particularly for book citations. (read more here)


Zotero Web Site