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Zotero: ABOUT ZOTERO

Developed by the Center for History and New Media at the George Mason University, Virginia, Zotero is an open source easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Zotero new version: Important announcement

Starting with the release of Zotero 5.0, Zotero for Firefox and Zotero Standalone have been replaced by a single standalone application for users of all browsers. A new Zotero Connector for Firefox, similar to the extensions available for Chrome and Safari, allows saving to the Zotero application or zotero.org in a single click.

If you have used Zotero and not yet upgraded please update your Zotero for the new release.

What is Zotero?

  • Zotero is a tool that can help you build a personal library of source information from articles, books, documents, web pages, and more.  This personal library of sources can work with your word processing tool to format a paper in your choice of style.
  • Save citations from databases, web sites, and library catalogs

  • Manage, categorize into collections, and organize
  • Cite sources "in-text" as you write and create reference lists in most styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Vancouver, etc.)
  • Attach PDF's, images, web page snapshots, reading notes, and more to citations in your collection

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Zotero Support

You are welcome to contact your librarian for assistance or to arrange a group training session. Training sessions are also offered as part of the Postgraduate workshop program.

Checklist

      Always make sure that your browser version is up to date when you install and use Zotero. See how to update to the latest version of your preferred browser: