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Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

Ready, Set, Zotero!

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a tool for collecting, managing, and citing research sources. It's easy to use, connects to your web browser where you do your work, and best of all, it's free and open source!

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.

Zotero Workshops

The ZSR Library often offers hands-on Zotero workshops. Register for the next Zotero workshop through the Professional Development Center.

Don't like Zotero?

There are plenty of other options out there. Some of the more notable ones include:

Mendeley (free, PDF-based manager)
EndNote Web (free, web-based version of EndNote, which requires purchase)

For more, check out this handy Citation Managers Comparison Chart from the University of Wisconsin libraries.

Subject Guide

Kyle Denlinger
302 ZSR Library

Credit & License

Creative Commons License
Except where noted, material in this guide is borrowed or modified from material originally created by Jason Puckett licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. The original guide can be found here.