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Zotero

An introduction to Zotero

Introduction - What is Zotero?

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a reference management software designed to collect, store, share, manage and cite sources. Zotero helps organise and keep track of research and in the preparation of your work. 

Why use Zotero?

  • Zotero is free, open source, can be used across multiple computers and after you have left the university.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Zotero Connector scrapes websites to create records.
  • Supports a large library of citation styles.
  • ​Has a single standalone application for users of all operating systems. The Zotero Connector for Firefox, Chrome or Safari, allows saving to the Zotero application or zotero.org in a single click.

​Zotero Online Account

This is the cloud based version of Zotero. You can log into it and create an account easily. Use the online account to sync your Zotero library to the cloud and between computers. It also allows for sharing of references between accounts.


Which reference manager is right for you?

If you're not sure which reference management software is best for your needs, check our Gettting Started with Reference Management Guide and the How to Choose a Reference Manager page.