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Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

Just need to create a quick bibliography? ZoteroBib will quickly generate a citation or bibliography. Paste in a DOI, Title, or another important piece and citation and bibliography is created.

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For other citation managers such as EndNote and how to get more help please visit the Library Citation Managers Guide 

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Zotero 6, the new upgraded version of Zotero was released in March 2022. It introduces an array of new features, including a completely new way of working with PDFs and notes.

Zotero 6 New Features

  • Open PDFs in a new built-in reader within the main Zotero window, in a new tabbed interface
  • Clean up metadata for items while viewing your PDFs
  • Mark up PDFs with highlights, notes, and image annotations
  • Add annotations to Zotero notes with automatic citations, in a powerful new note editor
  • Cite other items directly in notes using Zotero’s familiar citation dialog
  • Insert notes into your Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs documents with active Zotero citations for automatically generating bibliographies
  • Export notes to external Markdown editors with links back to Zotero items and PDFs

What is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Zotero is a free bibliographic citation management software that allows you to save, collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. Zotero is available either as a standalone software that works with Zotero Connector with FirefoxChrome, Edge and Safari browsers. It works right in your browser, making it easy to save you citations while you search. Use the Zotero word processor plugins to easily cite your sources and create a bibliography while you work.


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