Zotero is an open-source andfree to usesoftwarefor managing bibliographic references. This tool allows you to create a personalized database of bibliographic references used during your studies. Bibliographic information can be imported with one click using the Zotero browser extension by providing a DOI or ISBN, or by entering it manually. Zotero automatically generates a reference list of selected publications in a wide variety of styles.
What is open-source software? Open source software is software whose "source code [is] freely available for possible modification and redistribution" (Merriam-Webster). A community of volunteer developers improves Zotero and publishes extensions (plugins) allowing everyone to adapt Zotero to their needs.
Advantages of Zotero
Free updates and use of Zotero indefinitely, even after the end of your studies;
Create a personalized reference collection in your research domain;
Produce lists of references to accompany articles, technical reports, CVS, etc., in over 10 000 bibliographic styles using MS Word or LibreOffice;
Automatically generate bibliographies for your thesis or dissertation using MS Word or LibreOffice;
Export references in the .bib format, and insert them in a LaTeX file;
Easily import multiple references into a Zotero library with a click using the browser extension;
Link full-text copies of publications to your documents;
Compatible with Windows, macOS or Linux;
Create group libraries that can be shared for collaborative work;