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Zotero

A simple, free reference tool.

Contact

George Koors
Contact:
202-885-3241
Website / Blog Page

Guide Creator

Mindy Ford
Contact:
202-885-3850

What is Zotero?

Zotero logoWhat Zotero can do

  1. Zotero lives in your browser and on the web, at zotero.org.
  2. Zotero can detect and import reference information from 1000's of databases and websites to create new references automatically. PDF's can even be automatically downloaded and attached to each reference - you'll never need to search for a PDF again! See Zotero Support - Getting Stuff Into Your Library for more.
  3. Zotero integrates with word processing programs like Word & OpenOffice, with support for all the major citation styles and over 7000 more - you can see the full list, and download them all, here: Zotero Style Repository
  4. Zotero allows sync across multiple computers and collaboration with groups of like minded researchers. including free online library storage for up to 300 MB

Installing Zotero

To download the Zotero Standalone & browser connectors

  1. Go to the Zotero Website & click the large red "Download Now" button on the right.
  2. The box on the right contains your download links. Be sure to download both the client and the plug-in for your browser.
  3. If prompted, click "Allow" to continue downloading the standalone.
  4. Recommended: take a few minutes to read the official Zotero Quick Start Guide once all downloads are complete.

You can see the official Zotero installation instructions, including a video, here: https://www.zotero.org/support/installation