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Citation Tools: Zotero Introduction

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, 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 Online Features

Using Zotero

This 15 minute tutorial was created by the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism Park Library.  It includes:

  • What is Zotero?
  • Getting Started with Zotero
  • Organizing Citations in Zotero
  • Creating a Bibliography with Zotero

Using Zotero by UNC Park Library licensed under CC BA

Before or after watching the tutorial, you may

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Using Zotero


This Zotero Research Guide is based on a guide created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.  This guide uses the same license as the original guide.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of education materials.

Susan M. Kent, Librarian

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