The Research Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Are you a student who painstakingly spends the last hour or two once a paper has been written to manually add and edit all of your citations? Or maybe you just fake your way through your citations and hope your prof doesn’t notice that you don’t really know Chicago Manual of Style footnote guidelines. Wherever you land, you’re citing sources and you might be doing that manually, but you don’t have to! Zotero is an easy-to-use citation tool that will make beautiful citations in your paper with the click of one button.

With Zotero, you can…

  • Maintain a library of sources (books, articles, websites, etc.) that contains all of the information you might need for a citation.
  • Pull citation information directly from websites, like the PTS Library catalog, with browser extensions (e.g. Chrome, Safari, etc.). (Zotero will even abbreviate citations when you use a source more than once or renumber if you add a citation mid-paper.)
  • Insert footnote or endnote citations directly into your Word document using the style guide of your choice (probably Chicago full-note citation).
  • Create a full bibliography at the end of your paper with the push of one button. No typing required—we promise!

Want to get started with Zotero right away? We’ve put together a pdf that will help you get started! Click here or on the image to the left to begin!

Have a specific question or want some one-on-one training? Find us in the Digital Learning Lab on weekdays from 1-5 pm or email digital.learning@ptsem.edu, and we’d be happy to show you!

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