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About Zotero

This guide is meant to be used page by page to learn about Zotero. Start on this tab, and then work your way through each of the tabs to learn more about Zotero.

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh")

  • Collects, manages, and cites research sources
  • Attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations
  • Organize citations into collections for different projects
  • Create bibliographies.

Using This Guide

This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole thing.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

Zotero Screencast

This video from Ohio University will cover all the basics of Zotero: