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Zotero: Home

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

The Zotero application is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

  • The Zotero application includes plugins for Word and LibreOffice.

Zotero Connectors are available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

  • Google Docs support is part of the Zotero Connector for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari and requires the Zotero application to function.

Using This Guide

This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole thing. 

Zotero Quick Start Guide

Check out this great guide published by the Zotero developers. 

Here is a short but comprehensive Zotero product review from 2013 written by the health science librarian Katie Harding from University of Sakatchewan.

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Librarians can help you learn to make the most of the information resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library and beyond!

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