For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:
Please note this is NOT a drop-in service. You must book an appointment using the Consultation Request button below.
The Consultation Request form provides the possible times for each type of service.
For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero was developed as an extension for Firefox to "live" right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Zotero runs in its own pane within Firefox, separately from web pages and scrapes information to populate the your citation database.
Zotero is free to download. You can download the most recent version whether you are using a Mac, Windows, or Linux operating system here:
NOTICE: Systematic downloading or harvesting articles, citations, metadata (e.g. using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero) is strictly prohibited. (You must contact email@example.com. Permission is required or a Text and Data Mining Package should be purchased.)
The Research Commons team offers monthly 2-hour workshops to get you started with Zotero. In these hands-on workshops, you'll learn how to import and organize your research citations and format your bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. You'll leave the workshops with a basic database of research citations and the skills to build on it.