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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.

Citation Managers

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

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This guide is designed specifically for Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS) Courses (e.g. APSC100 and APSC200/293), the guide is maintained mainly by Engineering & Science Librarians (Please email for any edits or questions on using Zotero)


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Note: The Word plugin for Zotero doesn't work with Office 365 Online, it only works with the local version/app downloaded on your computer

Zotero in Word may look different depending on operating systems and software versions. Look for "Zotero", "Add-ins" or a whistle icon (on a Mac)

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 doesn't work with Internet Explorer.  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.

Self-Guided Zotero (PDF file)


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