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Zotero Citation and Reference Management Tool

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research. Zotero generates citations and bibliography/reference lists automatically.

Installing and citing with Zotero

  1. Download and install the Zotero application for your operating system. Close Word before you run the installer so it can install the Word toolbar/plugin.
  2. Click the “Install Connector” link for your browser and follow the instructions. The connector appears as an extension on your browser.
  3. Add documents to the Zotero Library by using the Zotero connector or by adding PDFs from your computer. To add a PDF from your computer, click on the green icon with a plus symbol (+) on the Zotero application. For more details on adding files to the library click here
  4. Creating in text citations and bibliography/reference list

For details on citing with Zotero, go to Zotero word processor

See Basics of Zotero application for more information.

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