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Citation Tools: Zotero

Citation guides and knowledge management tools

About Zotero

What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free, open source citation management tool that that helps your collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It's easy to use, and is completely free.  Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Visit to install the software, and then check out the "Quick Start Guide" at to learn how to get up and running with Zotero today. 

Need help with Zotero?

If you have any questions about using Zotero, please don't hesitate to ask any librarian! We're here to help you!


Creative Commons License
Portions of this Zotero guide were originally 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.