There are two operating platforms for Zotero.
# Zotero for Firefox lets you capture and organize all your research without ever leaving the
# Zotero Standalone runs as a separate application and plugs into your choice of browser: Firefox
/ Chrome / Safari.
Zotero recognizes and stores bibliographic information on books, journal articles, videos and other resources from library catalogues, webpages and databases and extracts metadata from these sources.
Zotero stores PDFs, file, images in links in your library.
Zotero allows you to create a bibliography and in text citations in a variety of reference styles in a Word or OpenOffice document.
Zotero's sync feature can keep your library up to date on all computers and additional backup options can be followed.
Zotero Groups offers online collaboration between users to share citations, collection, notes and tags.