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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.

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
  • Zotero is fully supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge

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Zotero Support

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


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