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Zotero: (Love Your) Library Workshop: Home

Zotero is a free/convenient Firefox add-on and standalone app that collects, manages, and cites research sources - this workshop/guide will help you learn to use it. The guide was originally created by Jason Puckett at the GSU Libraries. (Thanks, Jason!)

Don't like Zotero?

Check out RefWorks or EndNote as an alternative, or see what other reference managers can do:

Useful handouts

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser 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.

It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

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.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.

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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.