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Zotero setup: What is Zotero?

How to install Zotero and its associated plugins, as well as, how to use Zotero efficiently.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free bibliographic manager that is available as an online interface or downloadable standalone version. Zotero was created by the Center for History and New Media @ George Mason University. Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari allow you to easily save citations you find online. With Zotero you can:

  • Store references in one place
  • Keep reading notes linked to sources
  • Download citations directly from databases
  • Automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and many other styles using Microsoft Word and Open Office
  • Share your collections with colleagues
  • Access your Zotero library from any location and remotely back up and sync your library.

ZOTERO Support

Get Zotero Support from the Oxy Library through live, remote 1:1 consultation

Request a 45 minute Zotero Workshop for a class by locating your subject librarian/specialist here: