Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.
Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
It's incredibly customizable for how you work and how you want to use the platform.
This interactive tutorial will walk you through each step of both setting up and using Zotero. It offers multiple paths so you can select which you need to get Zotero set up and learn how to use it.
The screenshots and visuals for this guide were created using a Macbook Pro and they reflect what Zotero looks like on MacOS. We've included instructions and variations for PC users but your version of Zotero may look slightly different than the samples included.
If you'd like additional help or support, feel free to check the Additional Support Page for listings for Zotero workshops and librarians that can help you with how you want to use Zotero.