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Zotero Citation Management: Home



Zotero is a free, open source browser app that collects, manages, cites, and shares your research sources. There is a browser extension that saves info and connects with the desktop Zotero (you need both desktop and browser extension). Additional info at:  

For Zotero help contact:
Bill Kelm, or
John Repplinger,

Getting Started

Register, download Zotero and associated plug-ins using these links:

  • Zotero Mobile Apps
    iOS and Andriod developers have been hard at work creating apps so that you can get the most out of Zotero on your mobile devices!

Get Zotero


Zotero Firefox Add-on

Quickly download the Zotero Firefox Add-on:

  • Open Firefox
  • Click on Tools > Add-ons > Get Add-ons
  • Search for the following:
  • Restart Firefox to apply the Add-ons
  • Start collecting sources!


How does it work?

Zotero is comprised of three components:

  • Translators - Interpret meta-data from websites, databases, videos, images, etc.
  • Styles - Choose from over 20 standard citation styles and add more if necessary.
  • Storage - Zotero lives in your browser using your Firefox profile; you are automatically given 300MB of free storage!

Once you get Zotero installed on your Firefox browser, look for the Zotero icon on the upper right side of the browser.

What does "Zotero" mean, anyway?
'Zotero' is based on the Albanian word "zotëroj," which means “to acquire, to master,” in terms of learning.


Zotero - goodbye 3 x 5 cards 

Subject Guide

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Bill Kelm
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301