Tutt Library Research Guides
Zotero is a free citation-management tool. It works best if you can install either a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application on your own computer. If you are frequently using CC lab computers or other computers that wouldn't allow you to install software, you might not want to use Zotero and try the web-based RefWorks instead.
Some people find Zotero easier to use than RefWorks, and Zotero's method of adding items to your collection with a simple click in the browser's location bar is quite elegant.
We don't officially support Zotero at the CC library, but some of the librarians have used the software. Contact Steve Lawson if you want someone to try and puzzle out a Zotero question with you.
RefWorks is a website where you can save the citations to books, articles, and other references you are using in your research. You can then use RefWorks to create bibliographies and even footnotes in the citation style you select. You can use APA, Chicago, MLA, or any of several hundred other styles used by journals, publishers, and other organizations.
RefWorks is a service that the CC library subscribes to, and CC librarians can teach you to use the site or answer your questions.
To use RefWorks, you need to go to the RefWorks website while on the CC campus and click the link to sign up for a free account.
Note: In the summer of 2017, CC updated from an older version of RefWorks (now called "Legacy Refworks") to the newest version. If you have an existing Legacy Refworks Account, you can watch this video for information about migrating to the new version.