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CItation Management Tools

Overview of tools to help UC students, faculty, and staff organize their research and create citations.

What is Zotero

  Zotero is a free and open-source citation management tool that is both web and computer-based. While it uses the internet to import and export information, it's major functions are linked to the computer app.

Zotero at a Glance

  • Free--no cost, so you'll never lose access
  • For programming types: join the Zotero community and get involved improving the tool either by reporting bugs, adding to code, creating plugins, or creating new tools.
  • Requires an app download
  • Requires the app be open to use the citing while writing function