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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 send an email to the Libraries.

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a research management application that works with your Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser to collect, manage, and cite research sources. It's fairly easy to use, connects to your web browser and word processor 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.


Zotero workshop presentation


Support from the Research & Writing Studio

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Hacherl Research & Writing Studio
Find us in-person: Haggard Hall, second floor, east wing


Creative Commons License
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.