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Zotero: Home

An introductory guide to bibliographic software, Zotero.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is an application that collects, managers, and cites research sources. It works in any OS, connects with your browser, and is free to use.

You can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

Screenshot of the Zotero software showing the zotero library

Installing Zotero

This video will help you get started.

Zotero Video Workshop

Looking for more indepth learning? View this learning session from Georgia State University Library.

Download Zotero

Zotero logo

  1. Download Zotero
  2. Install a browser connector

Quick Start Guide

Zotero's in depth quick start guide can help to answer a multitude of questions. View the guide.

PDF Learning Handouts

Zotero Workshop Handout - This handout covers all the basics.
Zotero: Online Features - A quick reference to using the sync and group features of Zotero.


This guide was originally created by Jason Puckett, Online Learning Librarian at Georgia State University Library. It is used under a Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial License.

This guide is offered for use under a Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial License.