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Zotero Guide

Getting Started with Zotero

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

A video tutorial on installing and using Zotero, is available on our Videos and Tutorials page.

Why use Zotero?
  • Free (up to 300 MB of storage)
  • Add in-text citations as you write an essay, with just a click
  • Very fast and very accurate bibliography creation
  • Great way to organize all the resources you are finding for different essays / projects
  • Create citations from PDFs
How do you get started?
  1. Download and install Zotero.
  2. Install the Zotero connector for your Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera).
  3. Register for a free account on the Zotero website.
  4. Sync your account (login to your "desktop" version of Zotero, with the credentials you created on the Zotero website).
  5. Start adding citations!