Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a powerful all-in-one tool for collecting, managing, and citing research sources. Beyond its almost magical citation-grabbing features, Zotero allows you to save, organize, and share references, and you can easily insert properly formatted citations and bibliographies directly into papers using Zotero’s add-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice. It's an essential tool for anyone doing academic research and writing. You'll never do bibliographies the same way again!
It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
Using This Guide
This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs above to navigate through topics.
Zotero Quick Start Guide
See this quick start guide published by the Zotero developers themselves.
Zotero is free and open source, meaning its source code is open and continually improved by an active user base. Zotero is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. It is compatible with the Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera browsers, and has plugins for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice.
Installing Zotero is easy:
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Zotero Guide by HPU Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Portions of this guide were modeled on and adapted from the Zotero Guide by Kyle Denlinger at Wake Forest University.