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Zotero is free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

Zotero 5.0

Zotero 5.0 came out this semester -- we're updating our guide, but please be aware that some screenshots and instructions may not match up exactly yet.

About Zotero

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, 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.

Downloading Zotero

  • Open the Zotero download page.
  • Install the browser extension for Chrome
  • If necessary, restart your browser.

Zotero guidebook

Workshop handouts


Creative Commons LicenseThis guide was adapted by Rene Tanner at Arizona State University. It was originally created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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 educational materials.

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