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About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, 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 at the Library

The computers in Library 206 all have Zotero installed on them, but you may need to take a couple of steps before using it:

  • Open the Zotero download page.
  • Install the browser extension for Firefox.
  • If necessary, restart your browser.

Make sure to back up your work to your Zotero account or flash drive -- any work you do on the library computers will be erased when you log out.