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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

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