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A must-have! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Zotero is a really useful extension for anyone who does any kind of research involving references and citations.
Zotero makes it extremely easy to grab bibliographic data about books, articles, and other materials into a database which then can be used with or without an internet connection. Whenever you visit a site compatible with Zotero, an icon will appear in the Firefox address bar. Click on this icon to import all of the information into Zotero. It's amazingly easy, and Zotero supports many different sites:
Once you have captured the bibliographic information, Zotero lets you organize it in a lot of ways with collections and tags and you can associate files, notes, and web page snapshots with the entries.
Zotero also lets you export citations and bibliographies directly into documents written in OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Word, as well as in other formats, such as smart HTML bibliographies.
I don't have any big criticisms of Zotero, other than the fact that there's currently no interface for editing the styles in which citations are exported. But according to the Zotero site, this is in the works.
Zotero is the kind of tool that reminds you why computers are great, by making your life easier. It's Free Software (uses the Educational Community License), compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Zotero is a research tool of the future that can replace tools like EndNote and Bibus. Highly recommended for all students, teachers, writers, researchers, etc.