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Reference Management Add-Ons

The OSF connects to Mendeley and Zotero to provide reference management tools for the research workflow. Connecting Mendeley or Zotero folders to OSF projects allows you and others to view, copy, and download citations that are relevant to your project directly from the Project Overview page.

If you run into errors connecting an add-on to your project, check our status page for updates on how the OSF and add-on providers are operating.

Mendeley

Connecting a Mendeley folder to your OSF project allows you, your collaborators, and others viewing your project to see references you store on Mendeley. A Mendeley widget is added to the Project or Component Overview page. Typing a citation format in the text box at the top of the widget provides you with a list of available citation formats. Selecting one will modify the formats of the citations listed. To the right of the reference, in the Actions column, are icons. The first icon will Copy the citation to your clipboard, so you can paste it into a document. The second icon, View original document, will link to the original source of the reference, if that data exists on Mendeley.

Mendeley Terms

Mendeley Terms

Zotero

Connecting a Zotero folder to your OSF project allows you, your collaborators, and others viewing your project to see references you store on Zotero. A Zotero widget is added to the Project or Component Overview page. Typing a citation format in the text box at the top of the widget provides you with a list of available citation formats. Selecting one will modify the formats of the citations listed. To the right of the reference, in the Actions column, are icons. The first icon will Copy the citation to your clipboard, so you can paste it into a document. The second icon, View original document, will link you to the original source of the reference, if that data has been stored in Zotero.

Please note that Zotero Group Library integration is not currently supported.

Zotero Terms

Zotero Terms