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Political Science Research Guide

Why Zotero

  • Zotero is a free citation management system. Because it’s not subscription based, you can take it with you anywhere you go.
  • It’s very easy to use.
  • It was developed by scholars at George Mason University for use by scholars.

 What Can Zotero Do?

  • Zotero looks for and gathers citations on any page you are searching incuding books, articles, videos, audio clips and more from databases,the Belk Library catalog, and websites (like Amazon).
  • Organizes your citations into research collections (like an iTunes library).
  • Saves PDF’s, notes, images and tags to citations and is completely searchable.
  • Creates in-text citations and bibliographies in over 1900 styles.
  • Allows you to collaborate remotely with colleagues and students to share your own work and other sources.

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