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Zotero Tutorials

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

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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

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

Add CSE Style Format to Zotero

To install the CSE style format in Zotero, click the following link: Council of Science Editors, Name-Year (author-date)

With Zotero for Firefox, installing a style from the Zotero Style Repository is as easy as clicking on the style title (see below).

With Zotero Standalone, you first have to download the style to your computer. Right-click the style title and select “Save Link as…” to download the style. Then double-click the downloaded file while Zotero Standalone is running to install it, or use one of the alternative installation methods described below.

The repository allows you to search by style name, and filter by style type and academic field of study. By checking the box “Show only unique styles”, duplicate styles that share the exact same format are hidden (e.g. for the journal-specific styles “Nature”, “Nature Biotechnology”, “Nature Chemistry”, etc., only the independent “Nature” style is shown).