An introduction to citation tools

2. Citation Tools

2.2 Zotero

This tool has been developed by historians, for historians and is fast rivalling EndNote as the tool of choice. It has the benefit of being free unlike EndNote. Its benefits include excellent handling of bibliographies (especially on the Web) and the ability to save web pages as a snapshot, to add notes, and tags.

Limitations include having less citation styles than EndNote (although that is slowly changing) and 

Zotero is generally a plug-in for Web Browsers and text editors but you can download a copy onto your desktop as well if you prefer. Either way there is an offline component to Zotero so although it works best online, it can be used offline as well.

Initially Zotero was a plugin for Firefox only, but that is no longer a limitation.