Zotero Research Management Software: About Zotero

Collect research resources, organize them, and export citations. Plus other cool stuff.


No drop-in workshops are planned at this point.

Want to set up a workshop? Contact us.

For instructors: We generally offer 80 minute workshops, but also have a 50 minute variation where students watch the overview video on this page and set up an account with Zotero before the workshop. If you would like to discuss adding a Zotero workshop to your class contact one of the Z Team members (listed to the right) or submit an email to the Libraries.

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.


Before or after watching the presentation you can download Zotero for free by clicking here.


Click on the image below to launch the video presentation. The video is 18 minutes long. Don't have time for the video but want to get an idea of what Zotero can do? Check out the self paced presentation below.

Zotero picture to launch video presentation


Zotero self-paced presentation



Contact the Z Team for support

The Z Team includes

Email any of us to set up a workshop for a class.


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This guide is based on the guide created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. This guide uses the same liscence as the original guide.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.