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How to Use Zotero

A guide to using the Zotero citation management tool

What is Zotero?

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh]

  • is a citation management tool that formats your bibliographies in APA, MLA, and many other citation styles
  • is free
  • helps store and organize your research
  • is an essential tool for those preparing theses or dissertations
  • is easier than EndNote

What Can Zotero Do?

An extensive overview of Zotero's capabilities and features can be found in their Documenation tab at

Watch the Video Tour on this page to see an overview of Zotero's capabilities.

Reference Managers in the Digital Research Workflow