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Zotero - Citation Manager: About

Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

Getting Started

Installation instructions can be found on the top navigation tabs above this box.

Listed here are the resource links from Zotero referred to in this guide.

  • Firefox:
    Download Firefox to get started with Zotero
  • Zotero:
    Download the Zotero add-on for Firefox
  • Zotero Mobile Apps 
    iOS and Andriod developers have been hard at work creating apps so that you can get the most out of Zotero on your mobile devices!


Get Zotero

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon 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.

It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Zotero Connectors are available for Chrome and Safari browsers.

Note:  Zotero cannot be installed in the Internet Explorer browser.


For updates and more information  see Zotero News.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.


This guide was originally created by Angela Cornwell and informed almost wholly from Library Guides published by Jason Puckett of Georgia State University and Marie Sciangula of SUNY Purchase.