Jinfo Subscription Report Product Review of Zotero
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Zotero is an open source research management and citation tool that allows users to bring order to their research content.

This review:

  • Introduces Zotero's main functions, the formats it handles, and the operating systems it is available for

  • Outlines the audiences that would get most value from the product, explains why it would be a valuable resource for individual users and small groups, and its limits as far as collaboration and enterprise installations go

  • Describes the design and functionality of Zotero's methodology for collection and storage of citation information

  • Explains how the range of active forums and rich documentation allows users to get maximum value from the product

  • Puts the technology through a thorough testing process and describes installation, interface, advanced search features and outputs - and discusses the ease of use of its various features

  • Looks at support, development history, pricing and discusses how the open source business model affects customer support and training offered

  • Notes competitors, including EndNote, Mendeley, BibTex, RefWorks, Papers, Reference Manager and the free-to-use Diigo.

Reviewed by Constance Ard

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