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Zotero: About
Zotero

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

Zotero 5.0 came out this semester -- we're updating our guide, but please be aware that some screenshots and instructions may not match up exactly yet.

Zotero guidebook

Zotero at the Library

The library's computers all have Zotero installed on them, but you'll need to take a couple of steps before using it:

  • Open the Zotero download page.
  • Install the browser extension for Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  • If necessary, restart your browser.

Make sure to back up your work to your Zotero account or flash drive -- any work you do on GSU's computers will be erased when you log out.

Workshop handouts

Don't like Zotero?

Note for librarians at other institutions

Dear Librarians:

The Creative Commons license below grants you permission to copy this guide, in part or in its entirety, as a template in your own LibGuides system as long as you credit me and Georgia State University Library on your copy.

There's no need to email me asking for permission: please just copy it!

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, 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.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started.

Zotero workshop

Missed our latest Zotero workshop? Watch the video:

Subject Librarian

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Jason Puckett
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542 Library South (by appointment)
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Creative Commons License

Librarians and educators:

This guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.