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Zotero: About Zotero

A guide for using Zotero, a free, browser-based citation manager




  • Zotero is free to download and use
  • It works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari but NOT with Internet Explorer
  • You have to download and use Firefox first --Zotero is a Firefox Extension

Download Mozilla Firefox.

Download Zotero.


Zotero is an easy-to-use citation manager that works as an extension to your Firefox or Chrome web browser. Zotero allows you to import references from the Library's many electronic databases and the library's catalog into a bibliography in whichever citation style you prefer. You can conveniently compile a list of sources you intend to read--as you identify them--and save the list online. 

Call Number: PN171.F56 P83 2017  

Zotero's Functions

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use extension to your Firefox web browser. Zotero allows you to import references from library databases and the library's catalog and compile a list of sources and save the list online.

Zotero stores citations of books, articles and websites for later use. It can create citations in many styles including APA, MLA and Chicago.  

Zotero allows you to form groups to share citations and notes with members of a group for comments and feedback.

Zotero allows you to create and store notes on each citation you have stored in your folders.

Zotero allows you organize citations of sources in folders, giving you the capability of working on multiple projects at the same time.

Zotero  does not automatically correct citation errors. Please read and edit your citations carefully. No matter where the citation comes from, a particular style may require some formatting including capitalization and punctuation.

ABCs of Zotero

Zotero works on all three major operating systems: PC, Mac, and Linux.


Zotero Quick Start Guide: The A, B, C's of "Z"

Zotero is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It is funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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