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Zotero: Home

Please note: as of July 2017, with the release of Zotero 5.0, Zotero for Firefox is no longer available. Zotero is now a single standalone application for users of all browsers. A new Zotero Connector for Firefox, similar to the extensions available for Chrome and Safari, allows saving to the Zotero application or zotero.org in a single click.  More information is available from the Zotero blog.

Zotero Tutorials

Zotero has produced several great how-to videos on their site that demonstrate step by step how to use Zotero's features.

Zotero screencast

This is a quick overview of Zotero features.

More Zotero Screencast Tutorials

Zotero Blog

News from the official Zotero blog.

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About Zotero

Photo by Karin Dalziel

What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects to the various web browsers where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice.

Because Zotero is open source and has a large user community, thousands of bibliographic styles are available and updated regularly.

Using This Guide

This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole thing.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

Getting and Installing Zotero

Zotero will run on these operating systems: Mac, Linux, and Windows. Installation only takes a few seconds.

To install, go to http://www.zotero.org/ and click the red "Download" button. Click "Install Now" and follow the instructions.

If you have any problems, check the Zotero installation page.

The Microsoft Word citation plugin will automatically install when you download and install Zotero. These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.

License

We all stand on the shoulders of giants; I thank Jason Puckett, Instruction Librarian at Georgia State University for my re-use and revision of his Zotero LibGuide.  Other information comes directly from Zotero.