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Zotero: Home

Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free web software program that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

What is Zotero Standalone?

To use Zotero, you'll need to install two things:

  1. The Zotero application itself
  2. A connector to allow your browser to save citations to Zotero

See "Install Zotero & Connectors" for more information.

Don't like Zotero?

Check out EndNote (not free, but has student version) as an alternative, or see what other citation managers can do:

Workshop handouts

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. 

Zotero Instruction

This video was made by Melissa Atkinson for distance education students in mind. It will help anyone use Zotero. 

Watch the video:

License

Creative Commons License
This guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.