Biomedical Science

Citation Managers

Zotero

Zotero

Zotero
Cost
: free
Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux; 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 citations with other users
Weaknesses:
  • Limited free storage space (300MB)
  • No editing of full-text

Zotero Tips for RefWorks Users

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

1. Exporting from PubMed

  • See this guide from the UAB Libraries. Note that there are two ways to import references, through the Web Connectoror by exporting (see instructions on the left of the UAB guide page). Don't have the Web Connector? See a this guide from Georgia State.

2. 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

Zotero Help and Guides

Zotero Technical Support

Zotero Introduction

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