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Zotero at Temple

Zotero features

Image of Zotero logoZotero is a free, open-source software program to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. It is a full-featured desktop/laptop tool that can be synced across your devices.

Download Zotero at

For installation, follow the step-by-step instructions on the Installations and Settings page or view the video tutorials below.

(If you are just creating a few references, consider the ZoteroBib tool for formatting citations.)

Benefits of using Zotero

  • Automatic download of a PDF or webpage snapshot with citation information.
    • Automatically proxy urls for easy off-campus access to resources
  • Annotate a PDF and add notes to any source
  • Easier to cite sources consistently
    • Cite as you write with Google Docs, MS Word and LibreOffice word processors
    • Cite in APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, and other styles and switch instantly among styles.
    • Automatically generates list of references from citations
    • Drag a citation into an email or other web page
  • Organize and find faster with collections and sub-collections (folders), tags, and linked notes.
    • Dynamic drag and drop interface
    • Full-text searching and "smart" searches
    • Collect and organize many file types, including text, ebooks, images, audio, videos, interviews, and data.
  • Collaborate on shared libraries with Groups
  • Save time and money. It's Free!

Tutorials and Quick Start Guide

Zotero Help and Support