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Zotero Citation Manager

This is your guide to using the free citation manager Zotero and its simplified version, ZoteroBib, to create, correct, store, and export your citations

About Zotero

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Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free tool that helps you keep track of your research. You can create and store citations, include links, files and images, and create bibliographies - even annotated bibliographies. For the full features, download the full version, or use ZoteroBib to create bibliographies on the fly.

"Zotero is a lifesaver!" - a satisfied Cal Maritime senior.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

Get Zotero

Get Zotero

Click the image above, and:

1. Download the Zotero application

2. Install a connector for your browser.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started.

Zotero guidebook

Workshop handouts from Georgia State University


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This guide relies heavily on one created by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University Library. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.

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