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Zotero User's Guide: Get Started

What is Zotero?

Zotero LogoZotero is a desktop and web-based software that is used to manage and share research papers, discover research data, and collaborate online. Import documents and research papers into a library, annotate PDFs, organize with folders, and share or collaborate with other Zotero users. Zotero works with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and OpenOffice to generate citations and bibliographies in all standard styles, including APA, Chicago, MLA, AMA, and CSE.

Questions? Interested in a consultation to learn more? Contact Daisy Benson or Daniel DeSanto.

Download Zotero

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Be sure to download both the Zotero program and the Connector file for your browser.

Available for both Mac and WIndows.   See the videos below for more help.

Install Zotero

Integrate with Microsoft Word

Create an Account

Register for a Zotero Account 

Register for a Zotero account in order to:

  • Sync and access your  library from anywhere
  • Create and join groups
  • Backup your Zotero library

Add and Organize References

Set Up a Group Library