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Zotero is software that helps you create citations and bibliographies. It's free and easy to use.

About Zotero

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What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is software that helps you cite your sources. With Zotero, you can...

  • Save sources to a personal library.
  • Organize your sources into collections for different projects.
  • Automatically generate bibliographies in any style, including APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian.


Zotero Quick Start Guide

Here's a great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves.

Navigating this guide

This guide is several pages long. You can navigate by using the tabs at the top of the page, or by using the links below.

Quick reference document

This printable PDF document covers Zotero's basic features.

Getting and installing Zotero

Zotero is free. It runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It's compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.


Click to download Zotero.


Welcome to Zotero

Thanks to the librarians at Wake Forest University for this video introduction to Zotero!

Reference Librarian

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About this guide

This guide is based on a guide created by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University. The original guide, which you can view here, is licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. UMW Libraries thanks Jason for sharing his excellent work.