Zotero is an easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research

Website: zotero.org
Cost: Free.
Availability: Download for Mac, Windows and Linux

Ranking in the previous surveys: 

2021: 260 2020: 158 2019: 178 2018: – 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: 82 2010: – 2009: – 2008: 66 2007: 72

Comments on Zotero 

“Organisation of research sources” PhD student, Ireland, 2022

“It may be the best open source tool in the world. It is first and foremost a research database, but it can be a bookmarking tool, too. I have been evangelizing this Bible for years. Why? Because it solves all manner of research problems. Use it.” Terry Elliott, Instructor/Faculty Development, USA, 2020

Quick Guide to Zotero 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Zotero for teaching, training, learning and development.

Zotero is a useful research tool for students. This is what it can do

Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work

Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. With support for over 9,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.

Zotero can optionally synchronize your data across devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date. If you decide to sync, you can also always access your research from any web browser.

Zotero lets you co-write a paper with a colleague, distribute course materials to students, or build a collaborative bibliography. You can share a Zotero library with as many people you like, at no cost.

Here is some general guidance on using Zotero

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