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ERIC Number: EJ869562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1481-1782
Identify, Organize, and Retrieve Items Using Zotero
Clark, Brian; Stierman, John
Teacher Librarian, v37 n2 p54-56, 58 Dec 2009
Librarians build collections. To do this they use tools that help them identify, organize, and retrieve items for the collection. Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) is such a tool that helps the user build a library of useful books, articles, web sites, blogs, etc., discovered while surfing online. A visit to Zotero's homepage,, shows a number of different rotating catch phrases that succinctly describe the free Firefox extension. Zotero, like some other useful Web 2.0 applications such as, lives in the Firefox browser, making it easy to grab a citation from a library catalog, an article from a database, newspaper articles from newspaper sites such as "The New York Times," Google Scholar, Google Book Search, and even Today's high school and college student have come to expect a smorgasbord of Web 2.0 tools that are both available and free to use. The robust capabilities of Zotero set it apart from most other add-ons or Web 2.0 utilities. No other free utility gives the ability to see, save, sort, search, and cite research items with the click of a mouse. In this article, the authors discuss how to use Zotero and how to create a library with it. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Language: English
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