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Zotero: Making Research More Efficient

A step-by-step guide on how to install and use basic functions in Zotero


Many thanks to Keith Stanger, Librarian at East Michigan University, for permission to reuse some of his content for this LibGuide!

Introducing Zotero

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a no-cost bibliographic management tool that can:

  • organize references in multiple folders 
  • store references and files on Zotero's web site
  • format in-text citations and references according to many bibliographic styles 

Setting up a free Zotero account gives you:

  • unlimited storage space on Zotero’s servers for your metadata (information about your sources, e.g., author, title,   publisher, etc., including your text notes)
  • up to 300 MB of storage on Zotero’s servers for PDF and image files. (Purchasing more storage space is optional).
  • acces to your Zotero information from any computer 

Zotero Workshops

The Library offers online workshops for Zotero twice a semester. Register below for a workshop today, or request a specific Zotero workshop for your class anytime. Fill out the instruction request form or email for more information.