Using Zotero to manage your bibliography¶
Idea: use a specialized software to manage your bibliography, and not crappy hand-made solutions or habits.
The official website of this project is www.Zotero.org (no surprise), and it is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)!
More information are available on this page in English.
And if needed, Wikipédia also has interesting things to say.
It’s quick and easy (and free) to download (on this page):
a plugin for Microsoft® Word® or its open-source clones (OpenOffice or Libre Office),
and a standalone Windows desktop program, as well as programs for both Linux and Mac OS X.
Zotero could also be used to easily insert a citation to one of your bibliographic reference, when writing a document with Word or OpenOffice / Libre Office, without even having to switch between apps or tabs. This cool feature is presented here.
What about my use of Zotero?¶
I have not really started to use it intensively, so one of this page’s purpose is to motivate me to do so…
Zotero is a trustworthy software, very popular, simple and efficient.