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Zotero - Citation Manager for Firefox, Safari, Chrome

A guide to using Zotero to manage your citations and format/output your bibliography.

About Zotero


Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is free application 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, insert citations into Word documents, and create bibliographies.

Zotero works with Mac/Windows/Linux OS and with Firefox/Safari/Chrome

Zotero works best if you do your research on your own computer(s). If you do most of your research on public computers, try RefWorks

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to Ask Us

As of July 2017, Zotero Standalone is the only version of Zotero available. 

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Creative Commons License
This guide is based on a Zotero guide 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. 


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Lydia Bello
Research, Teaching, and Learning Services Division
The Claremont Colleges Library
(909) 621-8867