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EDIS 3045: Mathematics in Early Childhood

Citation Management

Finding research articles can be difficult. But, keeping them organized and creating a bibliography in APA can be even harder! This is called citation management. Wouldn't it be nice if there was software that could do it for you?

Well, it's your lucky day! It's time to introduce you to Zotero. Zotero (Links to an external site.) (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.

5 Reasons You Should Download Zotero:

  1. Hate writing citations? No matter what stage you are at in the academy, whether you're a first year or tenured professor, citing in APA scares us all. Let Zotero do the hard work.
  2. You've finished typing up your paper in Word or Google Docs and now you have to write your bibliography. Ugh. Why stress? Zotero can create a bibliography in two seconds (Seriously!). 
  3. Does your desktop look like a scene from Hoarding: Buried Alive? Or maybe you have a ton of Google Docs stowed away with no easy way to systematically search them? You need one convenient (and easily searchable) location, Zotero.
  4. You're missing out on valuable metadata! Zotero saves keywords associated with your articles.
  5. Store your notes in the same location! Note taking can be embedded.



APA Style 7th Edition

APA recently made the transition from 6th edition to 7th edition: