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Zotero - Citation Manager for Firefox, Safari, Chrome: Home

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

What is a Citation Manager?

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.

Don't like Zotero?

Check out RefWorks as an alternative:

Library Workshops

We offer workshops on how to use both Zotero and RefWorks. Sign up if you'd like hands-on training!

Zotero Tutorials

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

This is a quick overview of how to save citations from the web.

More Zotero Screencast Tutorials

Steps to Install Standalone OR Firefox

See the tabs above for more detailed info on Zotero Firefox Add-on OR Zotero Standalone, and their installation.

Direct link to Zotero Download page.

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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.