Zotero: Save, manage, tag and cite your research references with Firefox

As the authors point out, Zotero is “a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage and cite your research sources”. Zotero is a Firefox plugin for managing your research references, which considerably eases this job.

For example, if you are visiting a paper in repositories like ACM or Springerlink, a new button will appear in your address bar in Firefox bar, indicating you can save it with Zotero. This way, you can collect the sources of your interest in Zotero. But, unlike a usual bookmark, it collects the corresponding metadata, and so the paper title, authors, publication year, etc. will be stored as metadata. After saving the references, you can access Zotero and see all the papers you have previously saved, edit them, and add the desired tags to ease its subsequent retrieval.

But that’s not all. It also allows you to create citations from these references, and even a BibTeX file with the selected references. Really interesting for researchers. Try it!

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- March 18, 2009

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  1. Kepa Sarasola. Ixa taldea
    October 21, 2009 - 8:35 am

    Please Arkaitz,
    Do you know what we have to change in a web page with bibliographic references in order Zotero to detect automatically those references?
    Thanks
    Kepa Sarasola eta Esther Miranda

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    Kaixo Arkaitz,
    Kepa Sarasola eta Esther Miranda gara Donostiako Informatika Fakultatekoak.

    Zure blogean ikusita, ari gara Firefoxerako Zotero tresna aztertzen eta erabiltzen erreferentzia bibliografikoak kudeatzeko.

    Oso praktikoa da, Zotero-k horrelako erreferentziak detektatzen dituenean nabigazioko tresna-barran URLko leihotxoan ikonotxo bat erakusten du (liburu urdintxo bat edo karpetatxo bat eskuinaldean), eta orduan oso erraza da horri horretatik nahi dituzun erreferentziak aukeratzea eta inportatzea.
    (For example, if you are visiting a paper in repositories like ACM or Springerlink, a new button will appear in your address bar in Firefox bar, indicating you can save it with Zotero. )

    Baina gure ixa taldeko erreferentziak biltzen dituzten orriak ez ditu detektatzen Zotero-k, nahiz eta erreferentziak bibtex moduan jarri ditugun.
    Adibidez orri honekin: https://ixa.si.ehu.es/Ixa2/Argitalpenak/kidearen_argitalpenak?kidea=1000808989

    Ez dugu lortzen, zuk badakizu nola egin?

    Eskerrik asko.

    Kepa Sarasola eta Esther Miranda

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