Managing references with Zotero
Most digital publications are recognised directly by the Zotero-chrome plugin and so there is never a need to manually import a reference. If I download a paper I immediately link it with the reference in Zotero so that I do not have to remember which paper belongs to which reference. For some reason the digital archives have weird naming conventions so this makes finding the right paper again a breeze.
Of course Zotero has support for exporting the reference list as BibTeX, hence, I’m all set for a much more pleasant writing experience compared to the overly complicated office suites (OpenOffice.org and MS Office).
Thesis writing toolbox as of today:
- Zotero for reference management (exports to BibTeX)
- LaTeX markup (obviously)
- Sublime 2 for the actual writing
You should try it too.