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Zotero User Guide

A guide to using Zotero

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Creative Commons LicenseThis guide was created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

The guide has been adapted for use with permission.

Get Zotero

Zotero is "your personal research assistant. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research."

Click the image above or go to, and:

1. Download the Zotero application

2. Install a connector for your browser.

Please go to the Install Zotero and Connectors page for more instructions on installation.

What Can Zotero Do For You?


Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, 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.

This video will show you how to get started.

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