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

What's Zotero?

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!

Unlimited Zotero Storage for WFU Users

ZSR Library provides unlimited Zotero file storage to all Reynolda Campus users. Anyone with a email address can now sync unlimited file attachments to their Zotero online library, including PDFs, audio and video files, images, and Word documents. 

  • If your account is associated with your email address, it should already be activated for you. Check for “Institutional Storage” by logging in at  
  • If you don’t see that, ensure that you have added your email address to your account. 
  • Make sure that you have file syncing turned on in your Zotero Sync Preferences. 


Just need to create a quick bibliography? Try ZoteroBibIt's free, web-based, and super simple!

Handouts and Brochures

Zotero Guide

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Kyle Denlinger
Subjects: Counseling, Education

Credit & License

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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.