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Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh")
This software allows you to collect, manage, and cite research sources. Save PDFs, attach notes and images to your citations, and organize citations into collections for different projects. Zotero connects with your web browser to download sources and is free with up to 300 MB of storage.
Zotero explains why you should use their product: unparalleled support, constant improvement, privacy, free and open source, advanced features.
Getting Started in 3 Steps
To use Zotero, you'll need to:
- Create an account
- Download the Zotero application
- Download a connector so your browser can save citations to Zotero
For additional frequently asked questions, see the knowledge base. If you can't find the answer to your question here, see Getting Help.
Zotero Storage Plans
*free up to 300 MB of storage
What are Connectors?
Zotero uses connectors to save citations to your Zotero library from your web browser.
- Each browser has its own Zotero connector, so if you use Chrome, Firefox and Safari you'll need to install all three.
- The Zotero downloads page will automatically detect what browser you're using and give you a link.
GSU Zotero Guide
Parts of this SMU guide are based on this research guide from Georgia State University.