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How to Do Research: A Step-By-Step Guide: 5b. Zotero & MyBib
Use time-saving, Web-based citation management tools like Zotero, or MyBib to organize, store, and format citations in works cited lists or bibliographies. Each tool has collaboration features for working on joint projects. See the boxes below for information about features and functionality.
Log into your citation manager account, and leave the tool open on your desktop.
From EBSCO databases:
Perform your search and find the item you need
Click on the "Cite" link in the item
Click on "Export to RIS"
In Chrome, the downloaded RIS file appears at the bottom of the browser window. Right-click on the file and select “Show in folder”.
In Firefox, a pop-up window asks what you want to do with the file. Click on “Save file”, then click on the blue “Downloads” link at the upper right corner of the browser window. The RIS file should be at the top of the list. Right-click on the file and select “Open Containing Folder.”
In Internet Explorer, a toolbar opens at the bottom of the browser window asking what you want to do with the RIS file. Click on “Save” to download the file, then click on “Open Folder”.
In Safari, a dropdown menu opens; select “Download Linked File”. Click on the “Download” icon at the upper right of the browser window, then click on the magnifying glass to show the RIS file in Finder.
Move the file to your EC network drive, then follow the directions for importing the RIS file into the citation manager of your choice.
From other Online Databases:
Perform your search and select the item you need
Look at the page for an Export or Save tool (most databases have this feature)
Select the appropriate format, and export the citation
If there is no option for MyBib (for example):
Save or download the citation in a RIS file
Go to your Citation Management tool and browse for the file
WARNING: Always proofread citations made by citation tools, especially punctuation and capitalization. See the style guides from the drop-down menu on this page.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero 5.0, the current version, is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, along with browser connectors for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The connectors automatically sense content as you browse the web and allow you to save it to Zotero with a single click. (NOTE: Zotero is not installed on GTL computers.) Zotero automatically creates both in-text and bibliographic citations in over 9,000 citation styles, including major styles such as Chicago, MLA, and APA. This tool allows you to:
gather citation information from web sites
organize citations into folders
take and save notes on your stored resources
save the full text of articles
create in-text citations, foot notes, or end notes
create citations for your bibliography
syncs your data with other computers or devices
share resources with a group when collaborating on a project