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A user guide for Zotero reference management software


Zotero is an open source, easy-to-use reference manager to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

With Zotero, you can:

  • Create and manage citations of different types of sources.
  • Import citations from many databases.
  • Extract metadata from imported PDFs.
  • Collaborate with other researchers.
  • Insert references into Word documents in your preferred style.

How to use Zotero?

From the Zotero Download page:

1.Download Zotero Desktop. (Make sure any word processing software is closed before downloading).

2. Add Zotero Connector to your browser.

It is a browser extension that helps you create your online library by capturing metadata with a single click.

3.Zotero plugin for either Word for Windows / Mac will be installed automatically once the Zotero Desktop is set up.


How to Set up Zotero Account?

  • Go to
  • Click on Register
  • Registering for a free account will let you access your online library from any device, sync your items and share them. 

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Tags: Bibliography, Citation, Citation managers, Citing, Reference managers, Referencing, Zotero

Subjects: Referencing, Research support, Scholarly Communications