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How to Use Zotero

A guide to using the Zotero citation management tool

What Can Zotero Do?

An extensive overview of Zotero's capabilities and features can be found in their Documenation tab at http://www.zotero.org/support/quick_start_guide

Learn to Use Zotero

VeronicaSet up your appointment to learn to use Zotero (WSU student, faculty, or staff only)

Hi, I'm Veronica Bielat, the Student Success Librarian. I can get you up and running with Zotero in 30 minutes. Set up your online or in-person appointment, and get started with Zotero. 

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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