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

Getting and installing Zotero

Button with the words Get ZoteroZotero is free. It runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It's compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Click to download Zotero.

You'll need two things: the Zotero app and the Zotero connector for your browser. Both can be downloaded at the link above.

If you don't want to download Zotero, you can use ZoteroBib instead.

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.

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