Zotero: About Zotero

About Zotero

Zotero is a free open source tool that allows you to collect, manage and cite research sources. With Zotero, you can:

  • Automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases and more.
  • Save PDFs, images, screenshots and other files.
  • Record your research notes.
  • Automatically create formatted bibliographies in many different styles.
  • Use a plugin that allows you to insert in-text citations in your Microsoft Word document.
  • Sync the citations and files you save online.
  • Access your saved information from anywhere.
  • Share your saved information online with groups.

Related Guides

Don't like Zotero? See our guide for other citation management options.

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"Comparing Citation Managers" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Content in this guide was adapted with permission from Zotero by Jason Puckett, licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License, and from Zotero by the University of Michigan Library, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.