Welcome! This guide is designed to simplify your citation activities by introducing Zotero (pronouced Zoh-TAIR-oh). The power of Zotero comes from its ability to collect, organize, and generate citations. Used effectively, Zotero can save time when you are creating in-text citations and works cited lists or bibliographies to describe your research process.
Follow the tabbed links above for step-by-step instructions and tips. And remember, your librarians love this stuff and are always here to answer your research questions. Set up a personal or group consultation with the scholarly communication librarian by emailing Jennifer.Jensen@oneonta.edu.
Zotero is a free citation management software that can help you organize and reference research articles and other resources you find online.
Over time, you will build up an impressive Zotero Library that reflects your scholarly interests and courses. Through your Zotero Library, you'll have perpetual access to articles and helpful web sites that have helped you in the past.
Want to use Zotero with your word processor? Install Zotero Word Processor plugins, too. The Cite in Documents page in this guide has instructions for installing and using Zotero's plugin for Word (with a video tutorial) and Google Docs.
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