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Zotero: Citations and Bibliography help for your Papers


This guide is like a manual that includes information on how to accomplish various tasks with Zotero.

Thanks to the library at The State University of New York at Fredonia for the use of their Zotero guide.

Why should I use Zotero?

  • Zotero helps you keep track of articles you've found in your research that you may want to use in a project or paper.
  • It allows you to save copies of the articles so you don't have to find them again to access the full text.
  • It generates citations for your research in any major format (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago) and lots of minor formats.
  • Its Microsoft Word integration helps you insert in-text citations in your paper.
  • It's completely free, and it's open source, so it's updated frequently, and support is easy to find.

Additional Zotero help!

  • Zotero is easy to use, and this guide will give you most of the information you'll need to work with it, but if you find you need more help, you can stop by the reference desk, or call or email the reference librarians.
  • The Zotero website also has lots of support information.


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