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Zotero - Free Citation Management System!

Cite in APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, and so many more citation styles!

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free citation management system, originally developed by George Mason University.  Use it to collect, organize, annotate, and cite sources in whatever citation style you need:  APA, MLA, Chicago, NLA, and AMA, as well as journal-specific styles.  (Over 8,000 styles are available.)  Zotero has a steep learning curve, so be prepared to spend time with it as you begin, but it can be so helpful.  Bottom line:  Zotero is a huge time-saver and a great organizational tool for your research. 

Learn More: Instructions below!

Video Tutorial: Cite Faster - Introduction to Zotero

Why Use Zotero?  Watch this brief (2-minute) Cite Faster: Use Zotero video tutorial to get a good idea!

Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Zotero

This Using Zotero video tutorial (about 15 minutes) from UNC Park Library provides information on

  • Downloading Zotero 
  • Learning the basics of getting started
  • Pulling in citations from various sources 
  • Organizing citations
  • Creating a bibliography

Installing Zotero

Getting Started With Zotero video tutorial (about 4 minutes) from Loyola Marymount University library on downloading and installing Zotero.