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
A citation manager is a tool you can use to keep track of and organize the citations from your research, and can save you time by formatting your bibliography.
We offer workshops on how to use both Zotero and RefWorks. Sign up if you'd like hands-on training!
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. I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.