Citation management tools are computer programs that help you collect, organize and cite research sources. These programs can help you keep track of the many research materials you are using for a project and help make writing citations easier. Then you can focus on what’s really important: sharing your ideas and research results.
As of June 30, 2014, the Ohio University Libraries will be officially supporting the free citation management tool Zotero, instead of the previously-supported tool RefWorks. If you’re new to Zotero, or need to transition from RefWorks to Zotero, we invite you to join us for a workshop on Thursday, May 22 at 1pm in the Friends of the Libraries Room (Alden 319).
Pre-registration is not required but encouraged so we know how many participants to expect. If you register in advance we will send you a reminder email the day before the workshop.
If you’d like to try Zotero at the workshop, please bring your own device. You can download Zotero ahead of time, but we will walk through installation options during the workshop.
- installing Zotero on your personal device (we recommend trying to download in advance of the workshop if you can)
- moving information from RefWorks to Zotero
- adding citations to Zotero from library database and other websites
- editing citations and organizing information in your Zotero library, including sharing your collections with colleagues
- creating bibliographies with Zotero
If you’re not sure whether Zotero is for you, take a look at our short video describing this tool. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your subject librarian, who can help you decide whether Zotero is right for you and help you get started using it.