Zotero is a way to store and organize citation information for a variety of research resources, including journal articles, books and book chapters, images, videos, websites, and more.
With citation managers such as Zotero, you can
For a tutorial on how to use Zotero, click on this arrow or see the videos below.
Download Zotero for free from Zotero.org.
This short video from Georgia State University shows you how to download and install the Zotero application and web connector.
Setting up an optional Zotero account is a free and easy way to access your citation library from anywhere. This video shows you how to set up and sync your Zotero account.
This short video covers how to add individual items to your library, adding several items at once from a database search, and how to add a PDF already saved to your computer to a reference in Zotero.
Note: Use ZotBib [include link to last tab about ZotBib with instructions and link to ZotBib] to quickly create a formatted bibliography without creating a Zotero Library.
Creating a formatted bibliography from sources stored in your Zotero library is quick and easy. Just follow the steps below!
Step 1: In Zotero, select the resources to include in your bibliography (CMD+click on Mac or Shift+click on PC).
Step 2: Right click on one of the selected sources. This will bring up a menu. Select "Create Bibliography from Items..."
Step 3: Select the format of the bibliography. In this example, MLA is selected. Selecting "Save as RTF" creates a file that can be opened in any word processor. Once it has been saved, you can then open it, copy and paste it into your assignment, or share it.