Biomedical Science

Citation Management Tools

Zotero

Zotero

Zotero 

Cost: free
Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Firefox extension; browser plug-ins
Strengths:
  Freely available to all; can take with you if you leave UVA
  Good option for collecting many types of literature, including web resources
  Can configure to import PDFs automatically
  Easily share a list with other users
Weaknesses:
  Limited portability since full features available only through installed program or Firefox extension
  Limited free storage space (300MB)
  No database search from within the program
  No editing of full-text

Zotero Tips for RefWorks Users

Used to RefWorks? Zotero has similar functionality. Here's a list of "how to's" that describe how to perform typical functions in Zotero:

1. Exporting from Ovid MEDLINE or Ovid journals

  • Click Export and under Format, instead of clicking RefWorks, choose RIS
  • Double-click your downloaded RIS file and it should open in Zotero

2. Exporting from CINAHL

  • Add citations to your Folder, and in Folder view, click Export, then instead of choosing Direct Export to RefWorks choose Direct Export in RIS format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero)
  • Double-click your downloaded RIS file and it should open in Zotero

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