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Basic features of Zotero reference management tool

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Why choosing Zotero citation manager

 Free (300 MB)

 Easy to use - drag and drop interface to import metadata


Save you time 

Keep you organized


Use Zotero for

Storing, managing and citing bibliographic references

Collecting and organizing research information and sources

Sharing your research and collaborating with others

Cataloging digital copies of sources (saving PDFs, scans, audio and video recordings 

Choosing the right tool: Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote comparison

Zotero – free, open-source tool, choose if your content is diverse (in different formats), it works well with databases, catalogs, websites
 Mendeley – collaborative tool, it has more social media features, good if your research content is primarily PDF (integrated PDF viewer, you can create citations from importing PDF file)
 Endnote – KAUST has a company account, you can search databases from within the application and import selected search results, direct export option from PubMed

Using Zotero and Endnote

You can use both tools at the same time

You can share Zotero libraries with colleagues who use Endnote and vice versa

Both managers can read&write a standard citation style format RIS


Moving Zotero library to Endnote:

1. To save your Zotero library, click "File" and choose "Export Library." Choose RIS as the file type and pick a filename.

2. To import your Zotero library to EndNote, click "File" and then "Import." Click the "Choose File" button and select the file you just exported from Zotero. Set Import Option to "Reference Manager (RIS)" and click Import‚Äč

Moving Endnote library to Zotero: 

1. To export your EndNote library for use in Zotero, click "File" and then "Export." Set the output style to "RefMan (RIS) Export" and save it as a text file.

2. In Zotero, click "File" and choose "Import." The new references will be added to a collection named "Imported" followed by the date and time.



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