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Zotero: bibliography and annotation extension for Firefox

Zotero is an extension for the Firefox web browser (on PC or Mac, but only for Firefox) that helps you organize any and all online research sources: create quick citations in standard formats (e.g. MLA, APA); generate bibliographies; take notes on digital texts. (As an "active reader" fond of scribbling in the margins of my print books, I especially like this last function.)


  • There's an excellent AU library plugin for Firefox, as well - I use them together quite a bit.

    Heather Clitheroe September 16, 2010 - 12:18pm

  • I just figured out the highlighting and annotation for web docs (enabled when you View Snapshot): score one for active reading, online.

    Mark A. McCutcheon September 16, 2010 - 12:32pm

  • I found Zotero 3/4 of the way through my program but I had already been organizing all my articles and texts for every single paper and class in ref works so although Zotero looks much better I won't switch now unfortunately because I am now well into my final project. For anyone new to Athabasca though I highly recommend one of these great sites for keeping and organizing all your references because when it came to do my final project after five years(!) I had all of my favorite articles readily accessible.  I did know what my final project would be about roughly since I started so all my papers and assignment were researched and written with my final project in mind. 

    Valerie Laforce October 22, 2010 - 3:46pm

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