Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free. Zotero is easy to use because of its integration with most web browsers, the ease of syncing online with a cloud account making your work portable and keeping it safe, the ability to quickly and easily generate in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as its ability to work directly with word processing tools such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Google Docs.
Visit the Zotero web site.
Import and manage the information
you need to properly cite your sources
Insert footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or
bibliographies into your research paper
Collaborate with others when working
on a research project
Can you spare 30 minutes?
That's really all it takes to learn what you need to know to be proficient with using Zotero!
Use the AskUs Consulation form to set up a time to learn, or simply stop by the Service Desk in the Library to speak with the Librarian.
It will be time well spent!