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Zotero and Citation

What is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free tool that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. You can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references, arrange your sources into collections for different projects, and tag them for easy searching. Insert citations to Word or Google Docs as you write and create a formatted bibliography or works cited page with one click.

Check out our Zotero "step by step" guide to try it out yourself, sign up for a library workshop to get started, or make an appointment with a research librarian for troubleshooting and pro tips. Questions? Ask at the reference desk!

Zotero Workshops

Workshop Schedule and Sign Up

Registration is open for fall Zotero workshops!  Sign up for one of these dates:

  • Friday, Sep​t.​ 20​, 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Thursday, Sep​t.​ 26​, 10 – 11am
  • Thursday, Sep​t.​ 26, 5 – 6pm
  • Friday, Sep​t.​ 27​, 3 – 4pm
  • ​Wednesday, Oct​.​ ​2​, 1 – ​2pm
  • Thursday, Oct​.​ 3​, 1 – 2pm

You are also welcome to make an individual appointment with a Research & Instruction librarian to learn more about Zotero and how to use it for your research.