What is Connotea?Connotea

Connotea (pronounced con-no-TAY-uh), is a free, online social reference management tool that allows you to "orgainse, share, and discover" your research sources. It is completely free, works on all browsers and operating systems and was created by the New Technology department of the Nature Publishing Group. The inspiration for the site came from

How It Works 

How it works 1 Find, 2 Save, 3 Customize 

Getting Started

Go to and click on the red "Sign up Now" button. 

Adding references to Connotea

Connotea recognizes citation information from a wide variety of websites. 

You can save any page on the web to your library, but Connotea will automatically fetch additional bibliographic information for pages saved from the following sources:

In addition, any DOI will be recognised, and Connotea can often automatically discover bibliographic information from sites' RSS feeds. 

Managing your references in Connotea

Basic integration with Word

Word 2007 has some built-in support for bibliographies and citations. It's pretty basic and has some, um, issues, but by using it you can get your Connotea bookmarks into Word fairly quickly.


This workshop guide was adapted from Krista Ivy's Zotero workshop guide.   Thank you Krista.


Michael Yonezawa, Reference Librarian
Rivera Library
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Last modified: 9/23/2008 12:19 PM by M. Yonezawa

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