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Published onAug 02, 2019

Zotero is a desktop and/or network-based reference-management software for scholars. It has the ability to organize, collect, and format references and bibliographies for MS Word, LibreOffice, Google Docs, and other text-editing software. It also supports an enormous number of citation styles, and also provides a well designed document (web and PDF) collection and note-taking facility. Zotero is a social network that facilitates group collaboration, sharing, and publishing of reference lists. Originally developed in 2006 at George Mason U, Zotero is now a robust desktop tool as well as a full-featured web application, used by over 5 million scholars.

Basic Info:

Institutional host: George Mason University
Principal investigator: Sean Takats
Contact: [email protected]
Lead developer: Dan Stillman
Funding sources: Mellon; IMLS; Sloan; and by individual and institutional storage scubscriptions overseen by the Corporation for Digital Scholarship
Development partners:
Initial release: 2006
Version (as of June 2019): 5.0.66

Github (as of April 2019):

Language: JavaScript
License: AGPL
Last commit: 2019-04-23
Contributors: 47

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