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An introduction to the free, online bibliographic management tool Zotero.

Access to Zotero

To access Zotero:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Follow the instructions to install the Zotero program on your computer.
  3. Also install the Zotero connector for each web browser that you use.
  4. Create a free account. While you don't need an account to use Zotero, creating an account allows you to synchronize your library. That way, you can work with your Zotero library on multiple computers or access your data from anywhere via the web interface.

Other Citation Manager Libguides

See our libguides on how to use:

Not sure which to use? See this comparison of citation management software or test out a few different options.

What is Zotero?

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free and open source citation management tool. 

"Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes."

This guide will show you how to:

More Resources

Zotero : a guide for librarians, researchers, and educators (print book, PN171.F56 P83 2017)

Zotero Documentation

Zotero Forums