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Zotero: Getting
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This guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.

Steps for installing Zotero on each computer

  1. Download Zotero for Firefox (see tab Install Zotero for Firefox).
  2. Download plugins for Windows or Mac.
  3. Restart.
  4. Register for an account or login to your existing account.

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