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Introduction to Zotero

Zotero logo [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is a free bibliographic manager that is usable with the Firefox web browser. You can download Zotero either for Firefox, or in a standalone version that allows you to use Zotero with other web browsers (downloads are here).

With Zotero you can:

  • Store references in one place
  • Keep reading notes linked to sources (no more index cards!)
  • Download citations directly from databases
  • Automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and many other styles using Microsoft Word and Open Office
  • Access your Zotero library from any location and remotely back up and sync your library