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Zotero: Making Research More Efficient

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

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 hhrichardson@muw.edu for more information.