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Zotero

Zotero 5.0

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.

About Zotero

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.

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

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started.

Don't like Zotero?

Zotero workshop

Missed our latest Zotero workshop? Watch the video: