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Zotero is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's free and easy to use.
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About Zotero

Collect, manage and cite research sources

Free & easy to use
Attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations
Organize them into collections for projects
Create bibliographies using Word or Open Office

Get Zotero now!

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves.


Getting and Installing Zotero

Zotero will run on any operating system. Installation only takes a few seconds.

Open and click the red "Download Now" button. You have a choice to download the current version for Firefox, OR choose the standalone and a browser connector for that.

  • If you download the Firefox plugin, you need to restart Firefox. You'll see a small Zotero button at the bottom of your Firefox window.
  • If you choose the Firefox version, you'll probably also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation plugin or the OpenOffice plugin. These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.

Problems installing? Check the Zotero installation page.


Zotero workshop handout

If you can't make it to a workshop, you may still benefit from this handout.


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