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

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About Zotero

Zotero is a powerful all-in-one tool for collecting, managing, and citing research sources. Beyond its almost magical citation–grabbing features, Zotero allows you to save, organize, and share references, and you can easily insert properly formatted citations and bibliographies directly into papers using Zotero’s add-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice. It's an essential tool for anyone doing academic research and writing. You'll never do bibliographies the same way again!


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Zotero Guide

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Kyle Denlinger

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Zotero Guide by Kyle Denlinger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Portions of this guide are modeled on material originally created by Emily Cook at Washington & Lee University. The original guide can be found here.

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