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Zotero: Overview

Open Source Citation Management Tool

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh")

This software allows you to collect, manag, and cite research sources. You can attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, and organize citations into collections for different projects. The software connects with your web browser to download sources and is free with up to 300 MB of storage.

Getting Started in 3 Steps

To use Zotero, you'll need to:

  1. Create an account 
  2. Download the Zotero application 
  3. Download a connector so your browser can save citations to Zotero

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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.