Zotero is a tool that helps to collect, organize, cite, and sharebibliographic references for your research. References (referred toas items) can include everything from books, articles, anddocuments to web pages, artwork, films, soundrecordings, bills, cases, or statutes, among many others. Tutorial by John McDonald
Select all of the items in your library.Click on the gear icon in the menu bar above the library.Choose “Create Timeline”.
Zotero generates a timeline based on the items in your library.
Advantages:• You can organize items into collections – folders into which items relating to a specific project or topic can be placed.• Users can tag items for more organization and search efficiency.• Search function.• Items can have notes, files, and links attached to them.• You can save a web page as a “snapshot” for offline access.• Supports all the major bibliographic styles as well as many journal-specific styles.• Supports word processor integration.• Automatically generates a bibliography.• Accounts can be synched to multiple computers.• Users can create groups to collaboratively manage research sources and materials.Disadvantages:• Zotero must be installed.• Zotero is only available as a Firefox plugin or as a standalone program.• You are required to provide an email when creating an account.• Zotero uses a toolbar icon in Firefox.• Word processor integration requires a separate plugin download.