Zotero bibliography manager

I have been looking for a good bibliography manager for Linux. I have used Bibus in the past, it it does not seem to work with the new versions of OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice. Luckily, I got a great tip from Ryan P.C. McQuen — Zotero. As their website states:

Zotero is a [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Now it is available from SBo — the script just repackages the binaries provided from upstream. When you start the application, it will automatically search for an installation of OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice and install the appropriate office plugin. The plugin adds the following toolbar, which is very easy to use:


Zotero supports a variety of References styles, and in case you need something more — new styles can be easily downloaded.Simply go to Edit > Preferences > Cite > Styles and click on the Get additional styles… link. This will bring you to the Zotero Style Repository. Search the journal you want and download the csl file.

To import it, use the plus button:


The only disappointing thing was that inserting in-text references would reset the double-spacing of the text.

Apart from that the program seems very nice.

2 Comments on “Zotero bibliography manager”

  1. […] as mentioned before, I am experiencing problems with certain applications. Among them is the Zotero bibliography manager. A nice, oxygen-like theme for GTK2 that does not have thes eissues is […]

  2. […] Then I imported it in Zotero. […]

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