Skip to main content
Ask A Librarian

Zotero - A Citation Manager: Home

The Research Guide describing Zotero - its funcationality, usability, and sustainability

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.


An Introduction

This 3-minute video can help you decide if Zotero is right for you.

Click on the link below.




If Zotero is NOT for You...

For MORE information on Endnote and Mendeley...these research guides can help.


Endnote (Basic)

Endnote (Advanced)




What is a Citation Manager?

Citation Manager Software helps you:

  • Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share your research sources (This is your personal database)
  • Automatically create citations using a variety of referencing styles
  • Effortlessly build bibliographies to properly cite the information that you use
  • Save and organize articles in PDF format, graphs, images, or other files for your research

Why Use A Citation Manager At All?

  • Reference managers save a HUGE amount of time and effort
  • Incorporating a reference manager into the research process pays BIG dividends
    • More time for class participation or teaching
    • More time for other projects
    • Less time needed to gather resources, organize and cite them
  • A reference manager frees the researcher from the mind-numbing clerical process of formatting citations so you can focus on your true purpose...the research itself


The Search

Zotero can be sorted, search, and then deep searched.



BASIC searching

ADVANCED searching


Check out these screencast tutorials for the step-by-step.

Zotero Tutorials

Zotero Support is Amazing!

Click here to check out additional videos.