Standalone app with browser extensions, or all-in-one version using Firefox
Plug-in for your word processor: add for Firefox (plug-in already installed if you downloaded the standalone Zotero)
My Library and Group Libraries can hold many collections.
Making a group library and sharing
Your storage space
Get records from your web browser (wow! so easy!) Zotero's brain is loaded with translators to handle most every web site, database, etc.
Just use the Zotero extension function of your browser to get it all! By default Zotero is set to scoop
✔ snapshots of pages (copy of the web page)
✔ PDFs (Zotero can't seem to get the PDFs from library databases... you could manually attach them? EndNote does a better job with this.)
✔ URLs (if you don't get the PDF try the URL or try the URL that might glow on your snapshot... these might get you to the full article. When you import a RIS file from a library database, for the items one of the child items might be a Full Text link.)
Get records from library databases
Get records from your old EndNote library
You can also add records manually
Searching your library
If a URL doesn't get you the full text, try again on campus. Or, if you're off-campus, make your Internet connection via VPN.
Insert your citations, apply citation style
Add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.
Or highlight items in Zotero, right click, then create bibliography.