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How to use Zotero to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Welcome to the Zotero Research Guide!

What does Zotero do? Zotero is a free and easy tool that helps you:

  • Organize and annotate research
  • Manage and make citations
  • Create bibliographies 
  • Collaborate on research with a group
  • Share your research sources

This Quick Start guide gives you information on Zotero in a nutshell!

Installing Zotero

Zotero will run on any operating system. Installation only takes a few seconds.

  1. Download TWO THINGS:
    • the Zotero program
    • the browser connector for your browser.

Problems installing? Check the Zotero installation page.

Watch this to see how quick downloading is:

Getting Help

Zotero Help  

Zotero is an open-source product and does not have tech support. Rather if you are experiencing an issue, you can contact us here

You can also find help at: 

Zotero Documentation: pages Zotero has created going over common issues and walking you through downloading and using the tool.  

Zotero Forums: a place to receive help from the Zotero community. 

Zotero Handouts