Bibliographic Managment Software

Bibliographic management software acts as your personal research assistant allowing you to track, organize and share the works that are important to your research. The Leddy Library supports Zotero as a bibliographic management system.

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Collect - With one click, items can be added to your Zotero library of research materials.
Cite - You can create citations within Word and OpenOffice and add styled citations to an email, Google Doc, or other text.
Sync and Share - Zotero automatically synchronizes your data across as many devices as you choose. You can also share your library with the public or a with private group with Zotero Groups.

Zotero is free, open source software developed for the scholarly community by the scholarly community and its use is supported by the Leddy Library.


Zotero works within the Firefox Browser. If you use Safari or Chrome, you can use Zotero Standalone.


We recommend checking out Zotero's screencast tutorials to see just how seamless its experience is to add, organize, search, use, and share your collection of research material with others.

Locate Material from the Leddy Library

In order to make use of Zotero's Locate feature you will need to add the Library's OpenURL resolver in your Zotero preferences

Our 1.0 resolver is: http://primo.uwindsor.ca/openurl/UWINDSOR/UWINDSOR_SERVICES?

Help and Support

The Zotero website offers an extensive help area but if you need additional assistance, or if you would like to request a demonstration of Zotero to your class or research group, please contact leddyreference@uwindsor.ca.


To login to your UWindsor RefWorks account click here:

NOTE: As of August, 2015, we will be discontinuing REFWORKS support. Over the next year we will work with existing Refworks user to help with your transition to Zotero. The creation of new Refworks accounts has been disabled.

How to Transfer your RefWorks account to Zotero: