By Brian Tipton | September 4, 2007
It is only about 7 years late in the making for me, but there is finally a tool that will help you organize your research effectively and integrates with Word and OpenOffice. Zotero
is a plugin for Firefox that, according to their site,
help[s] you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.
I currently use Nota Bene for this, and probably will for some time. But for lighter research, I am going to try this and see how it goes. Since you can export your data, I don’t think you can get your notes stuck in it permanently. Plus, it will work under Linux!
If you don’t have a citation/research management tool and you are in school or are serious about keeping track of your ideas and insights, this is a must have for you. Another good reason to get Firefox.