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Using Zotero: About
Zotero

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, 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.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.

Zotero workshop

Zotero at the Library

The library's computers all have Zotero installed on them, but you'll need to take a couple of steps before using it:

  • Open the Zotero download page.
  • Install the browser extension for Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  • If necessary, restart your browser.

Make sure to back up your work to your Zotero account or flash drive -- any work you do on Beloit College Library's computers will be erased when you restart.

Zotero guidebook

Workshop handouts

License

Creative Commons License
This guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.