What is Zotero?
What is different about Zotero, compared to other Reference Managers?
Zotero has a number of great features that are unique to it:
The Three versions of Zotero
There are three versions of Zotero, the online version, the browser add-on, and the standalone version. The user can have their reference libraries in all three different forms.
This is a desktop application that can be downloaded and installed on your PC. It is useful if you don’t have the internet, or if you don’t use a Browser that has the Zotero Add on (There are Zotero browser add ons for Firefox, Safari and Chrome).
Zotero Browser Add On
This is an Internet browser add on - it is integrated with your browser, and can display your references in a handy panel that you can easily see while you use the browser. It has all the normal functions of a reference manager.
Zotero Online Account
This is the cloud based version of Zotero. You can log into it and create an account easily. It does most of the functions of the standalone and Browser add on, however it allows for sharing of references between accounts.