Monday, 23 March 2015

I Love Zotero - the webs best referencing tool!


I have been meaning to write about Zotero for some time but as more of my friends are resuming their studies i thought it would be timely to share this post.
When i returned to study last year i tried Zotero for the first time, wow so much better than EndNote that i had used many years ago. EndNote may be good but here are the reasons i LOVE Zotero.
  1. So easy to use and organise your work
  2. Stand alone & mobile versions sync really well, enabling easy access to readings from your tablet or ipad
  3. Browser add on enables you to pull bibliographic info straight in at a click of a bookmarklet
  4. If you know the isbn or doi number and put that in it automagically populates all info
  5. And the best reason i love Zotero is you can create groups in Zotero online and SHARE
    What a great way to crowd source around a topic, create groups with your class mates, ask your lecturer to share the readings straight into Zotero (now that would be handy)
  6. Completely free to use

Here is a group i set up called VLN Scholars specifically for NZ teachers - you are welcome to join and contribute.
Here are Zotero getting started guides - happy studying!
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