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Citation Management: Zotero

Citation Management services help you collect, store, and organize all your research sources and easily create bibliographies.

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

  • Download Zotero as a Firefox browser extension or as a Standalone application with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera browsers
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Register for a free account

Zotero allows you to:

  • Collect bibliographic information for PDF articles but also books, websites, images, audio, snapshots of web pages, etc…
  • Organize your research into categories and subcategories
  • Create citations (bibliographies, in-text, endnotes, footnotes) in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style
  • Export citations to  Microsoft Word and Open Office to easily create bibliographies for your papers


Learn More

Learn how to use Zotero with the resources below and more at

Installation Instructions
Instructions on downloading and installing Zotero.

Quick Start Guide
Brief explanations of Zotero's features and capabilities.        

Screencast Tutorials
Video demonstrations which cover getting started, finding items, managing your library, manually creating citations, and more.