Instructions on how to download, install, and use Zotero, a free open source bibliographic management program

Zotero 5.0

This guide is for the new Zotero 5.0.

About Zotero

zotero up close

What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free. 

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

Image credit: Dalziel, K. (2007). Zotero up close [photograph]. Retrieved from Flickr.

Zotero Handouts

Don't Like Zotero?

Check out EndNote as an alternative, or see what other citation managers can do:

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This guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials. Some images have been updated from the original guide created by Jason Puckett.