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Last updated: 2021-01-27 12:33 UTC
Description: 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.
Hosting: self-hosted, cloud storage available from
Pricing: freemium
Adoption level: Significant
Readiness level: TR9
Governance: Community (ad-hoc)
Business Form: Fiscal Sponsorship (Non-profit Organisation)
Status: Actively Maintained
Categories: Software Package
Functions: Readers' tools
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