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Zotero: Citation Manager

Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

What's Zotero?

Zotero is a comprehensive citation management tool that allows researchers to collect, manage, and accurately cite their sources.

  • Zotero is easy to use, can exist as a web-based or desktop-based application, seamlessly connects to your research process through an intuitive browser extension, and best of all it's free.
  • With Zotero, you can to attach PDFs, write notes, and add images to your citations. You can also organize them into collections for different projects, connect the program to Microsoft Word and Google Docs, as well as create bibliographies.
  • The app automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.


How to Use Zotero for Research

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Introduction to Zotero


Just need to create a quick bibliography? Try ZoteroBib. It's free, web-based, and super simple!

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