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Why Use Zotero

Zotero is a free Firefox, Chrome, and Safari extension that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

What Is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a tool that helps you to collect, manage, and cite your references. Using Zotero you can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Zotero automatically updates itself to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles. Zotero was built and is supported by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

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Why Use Zotero?

Zotero lives right where you work: your web browser—allowing you to quickly grab citations as you research, and then easily create correctly formatted bibliographies.

Don't Like Zotero?

There are plenty of other options out there, such as:

For more information, check out our handy chart of citation management tools compared.

Credit & License

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This guide is adapted from one originally created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License. Jason's original guide is also available online.

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