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Zotero: What is Zotero?

Zotero Tutorials

Zotero has produced several great how-to videos on their site that demonstrate step by step how to use Zotero's features.

This is a quick overview of how to save citations from the web.

More Zotero Screencast Tutorials


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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.

This guide was adapted for use at Wofford College by Ellen Tillett.

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, 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.  Zotero automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

Choose which version of Zotero works for you


Zotero for Firefox


If you regularly use Firefox as your Browser, download this version.   If you regularly use Chrome or Safari as your Browser,
download this version, called Zotero Standalone.

Firefox requires no connectors.


Remember that Firefox will need to be loaded on every computer that you plan to use.


After you download Zotero Standalone, you will need the connecter:

Zotero Connector from Chrome Web Store