It is important to remember that the information you save into your Zotero library, just like any other documents you save onto your hard drive, needs to be backed up. It is generally good practice, recommended by WCTS, to back up your entire hard drive periodically. However, you can also backup your personal Zotero library. This is especially important if you are using Zotero over the course of a longer research project, like a thesis.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use software that can help you collect, manage and cite your research sources. It functions either as a extension to the Firefox browser, or a stand-alone version that can be used with Chrome or Safari. It has a group function that enables multiple users to share citations. Install zotero by visiting zotero.org.
Zotero has a number of screencast guides that explain the basics of using the software.
If you choose to use the Firefox extension, your Zotero Library will live within your browser window, and can be opened and closed by clicking the Zotero icon in the bottom of your browser window. Zotero standalone will open your library in a separate window and will enable you to send citations from Chrome or Safari to your Zotero library.
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