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MAN Zotero Citation Management: Home

Zotero is a free citation management program. Use it to collect and organize resources and to help you to cite and create bibliographies for your research papers.

Other handouts

Dyan Barbeau's Zotero handout (UW-SHB)

Zotero guide from Zotero site (18 pages)

Lauren Pressley's Guide to Zotero. 

Documentation page on Zotero site.

Importing pdf files into zotero collections.  From a libguide published by Northwestern University Libraries.  Tells how to save files of pdf articles into zotero and then how to efficiently capture metadata for them.  Other topics included here:  taking notes with Zotero and using Zotero with word processing programs.  

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Using This Guide

This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole thing.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

This guide was written by Jason Puckett of Georgia State University and is available to us via the Creative Commons license. For more information, check out the box at the lower right. 

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.

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