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About Zotero

  • Free & easy to use
  • Attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations
  • Organize them into collections for projects
  • Create bibliographies using Word or Open Office

You can also take a look at this guide published by the Zotero developers themselves.



Getting and Installing Zotero

Zotero will run on any operating system. Installation only takes a few seconds.

Open and click the red "Download Now" button. You have a choice to download the current version for Firefox, OR choose the standalone and a browser connector for that.

  • If you download the Firefox plugin, you need to restart Firefox. You'll see a small Zotero button at the bottom of your Firefox window.
  • If you choose the Firefox version, you'll probably also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation plugin or the OpenOffice plugin. These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.

Problems installing? Check the Zotero installation page.

Zotero Tutorials

You can view a number of video tutorials through the Zotero site.