I’m in the thick of my thesis research, and I wanted to share this awesome Zotero tip I ran across. (Zotero is a great, free research and reference tool. Think EndNote, but free and way better.)
Open a new Firefox window. Copy and paste this link into your Firefox address bar:
And then open Zotero in the bottom of that window. It should look like this:
At the top, you have a couple of controls.
- Refresh refreshes the current view.
- The “Page” dropdown lets you choose different kinds of indexing into a document, just like when you’re using Zotero to insert a citation into a paper you’re writing.
- Citation is… lets you pick the different ways Zotero can insert a cite into a document.
- The final box is important. Make sure you choose the citation style you’re interested in viewing, or it won’t work at all.
Now you can preview citations as you’re working without having to copy and paste. Happy Researching!