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How to Use Zotero

A guide to using the Zotero citation management tool

What is Zotero?

Zotero home page screen

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh]

  • is a citation management tool that formats your bibliographies in APA, MLA, and many other citation styles
  • is free and open source
  • helps store and organize your research sources
  • includes a free cloud back-up
  • is an excellent choice if you usually use your own laptop or desktop computer for research and writing