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This guide will explain what Zotero is, and provide instructions for how to use Zotero to manage citations.

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Zotero: What is it?

Zotero is a free citation management tool.  It can be used to: collect, manage, and share resources, as well as format references.  Essentially Zotero operates as an add-on for the Firefox web browser.  But, if you are not a Firefox user, there are connectors for the Google Chrome and Safari browsers that will allow you to use some of the Zotero services.


What can you do with Zotero?
You can save your resources, take notes, collect citation information, organize and share resources.


What can Zotero do for you?
Generate bibliograries, store links and documents, and provide a centralized location for your resources.


How to get Firefox

  • If you don't have Firefox, you can go to Mozilla Firefox to download this web browser.
  • If you want to use Zotero with a campus computer, you can use the portable version of Firefox.  To use this version of the web browser, simply save Portable Firefox to a USB drive, then install and use with whichever Zotero components you wish.  Now your web browser and resources will go whereever you go!
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