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Your scholarly workflow manager

Zotero (zoh-TARE-oh) is an open-source citation manager (Linux, Mac,& PC) and research tool that you install on your computer.

With Zotero, you can:

  • Create, store and manage citations as well as research sources like PDFs, webpages, and personal notes
  • Create (automatically) and format bibliographies, in-text citations, and footnotes directly in Word, OpenOffice, and Google Docs
  • Collaborate with colleagues from around the world using the same citations and PDFs using "Group Collections"
  • Add annotations and organize your sources using the Zotfile plugin
  • Store all of your PDFs and research on your computer or in your personal cloud account (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.), or*

You can also download a browser extension so you can capture sources directly from online library databases & catalogs or any webpage.  

Please see our detailed Guide to Installing Zotero for instructions on how to download Zotero and come to one of our workshops.

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