This guide can help you research in all areas of transportation engineering and transportation systems planning.
What is Zotero?
Zotero is free, open-source bibliographic software. It is an easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
Download it and it will be available everytime you open Firefox on your computer(s). If you use serveral computers, Zotero.org recommends that you download a
copy of Firefox to your portable zip drive and use that copy of Firefox
with whatever computer you access.
Citation Style Guides
Even citation generators and bibliographic management software make mistakes. You should understand the basics of a citation style so that you can recognize errors.
Advice for beginners ...
For the most trouble-free experience, use Zotero from your personal computer(s)
Zotero only works with Firefox. Download the most current version of Firefox
Saving Items to your Zotero Library from UW Libraries databases may differ from database to database. Trouble may occur if a database interface changes. Here are the steps to follow when saving items from EBSCO databases:
Conduct a search in an EBSCO database
Identify articles and save their citations from the results list screen or from a single document view
Click to view the PDF
Click to Download the PDF (the PDF should open in a new tab)
Open your Zotero Library and click the "Create new item from current page" icon. This saves the PDF with a numerical file name in your Zotero Library. Only download one PDF at a time!
Drag and Drop the PDF into the correct Item (citation)