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Instructions for using and exporting sources to Zotero, the free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

What happened to RefWorks?

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After careful consideration, the NNU Library has canceled its subscription to RefWorks effective June 30, 2017.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we are excited to present a great (and free!) alternative: Zotero. 

  • Going forward we will be supporting the use of an open source program called Zotero, which can be downloaded for free.
  • Zotero is compatible with Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera browsers but not with Internet Explorer. Zotero also installs in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera as an Add-on or plugin. 


What is Zotero?

"Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Zotero is both an add-on tool for your Firefox browser and a stand-alone program on your desktop.  They sync with one another and provide you with a way to mark and store your sources througout the research process. 

What comes with a free Zotero account?

Some of the features available with a free Zotero account include:

  • 300MB of storage (additional storage is available for purchase)
  • Full integration between Zotero platforms
  • Group research collections 
  • Citation plug-ins for word processing software
  • Web/Desktop platforms
  • Compatibility with 3rd party mobile applications

What can you do with Zotero?

  • Import citations and documents directly from library databases, the library catalog, and search engines like Google Scholar
  • Create bibliographies of various source types including books, articles, websites, videos, and more in a variety of citation styles
  • Organize your research by creating collections using folders and tags
  • Collaborate with other scholars, students, and researchers through an online network
  • Add searchable notes to citations

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