Zotero is an open-source and free to use software for 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
Zotero : Manuel d'utilisation (.pdf) (updated February 2022)
This manual explains how to optimize Zotero's primary features (available only in French).
The Library offers free Zotero workshops for all members of the Polytechnique community.
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