Beam Reach helps maintain a repository of references related to southern resident killer whales. This scientific literature — including peer-reviewed publications, grey literature, and theses — are organized through a free web-based bibliographic service called Zotero. You can access and add to this library of PDFs by registering for a Zotero account and requesting to join the southern resident killer whales group.

Using a shared Zotero group has lots of advantages for Beam Reach students. The Zotero desktop application allows you to take your entire PDF library with you to sea where Internet access is often impossible. Upon returning to land, you can synchronize any changes you have made with your sea- and land-based peers. Plugins for both LibreOffice (text editor) and WordPress (Zotpress) allow you to include citations in your papers and blog posts, and automatically generate properly formatted bibliographies.

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