This past year, the Hatfield Library replaced RefWorks with Zotero. This is the first semester that we have been actively teaching the Willamette community how to install and use Zotero.
Zotero is a free citation tool that helps you cite, manage, and share your literature research. You can install a browser extension (available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Explorer–it sometimes has problems with Safari) and work entirely with the online version of Zotero. You can also download the desktop version which embeds itself within MS Word and works with the browser extension (we suggest downloading both desktop and browser extension). You can also drag and drop citations into Google Docs from the desktop Zotero.
It work with both Macs, PCs, and Linux. While there is a little learning curve, it is fairly easy to catch on. Zotero is a powerful and handy tool for any academic researcher, and will serve you well in you academic and professional career.
For additional information, such as installation instructions and a video tutorial, visit http://libguides.willamette.edu/zotero.
For questions about Zotero or to setup an appointment to learn more, contact Bill Kelm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Repplinger (email@example.com)