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Biol 250 -- Scientific Writing


Citation managers are software that helps you track, organize, and properly cite your sources as you do research. They can help you:
     ♦ Collect citation information from library catalogs, article databases, and other collections of sources that you may wish to cite.
     ♦ Organize your sources by topic or project, add keywords to help you find them, and add notes.
     ♦ Store copies of article PDFs and other full-text content.
     ♦ Create in-line citations and bibliographies, in many different reference styles, by working with your word processor.

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Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that can help you organize your research sources, and format in-text citations and the reference list in your paper.

It can produce citations in thousands of styles, and works with Google Docs and MS Word, as well as Libre Office,

The Madden Library provides workshops, instruction, and support for Zotero.
Please see our Zotero guide for more information, and contact Carol Doyle, Biology librarian, for additional help or group/class workshops.