This guide is adapted from content created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License, as well as content created by the Graduate Library at the University of Michigan.
It is used with permission.
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software 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.
It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
Using This Guide
This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics.
Zotero Quick Start Guide
Zotero will run on any operating system and works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers.
To install, go to www.zotero.org and click the red DOWNLOAD NOW button.
Chrome & Safari
If you have any problems, check the Zotero installation page.
You'll probably also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation plugin (or the OpenOffice plugin if you're using OpenOffice). These word processor plug-ins allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.