Collecting, organizing, and citing your references

About Zotero

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What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free program 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.

Zotero requires that you install two different applications on each computer you use for research:

  • the standalone Zotero program itself
  • the browser connector that works with Firefox, Chrome or Safari

Want to know more? See  this Zotero Quick Start Guide published by the Zotero developers. Also available as a PDF.

About this Guide

Based on Jason Puckett's awesome Zotero Guide from Georgia State University.

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