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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

Download Now 

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

Available for:

  • Mac OS
  • Windows
  • Linux

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


Interested in learning more about Zotero? Want to get started, but don't know where? Come to one of our Zotero workshops!

Click on a workshop title in the calendar for more details.


  • Who: Open to all UVM students, faculty, and staff
  • Where: Howe Room 102 (Conference Room)
  • What to Bring: Bring your own laptop
  • Cost: Free!

Or, if you wish to arrange a personalized session to learn more about how Zotero can integrate into your research, contact Daisy Benson or Daniel DeSanto