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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!

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Zotero Basics

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Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use Firefox add-on (and now works with Chrome and Safari) that helps you to collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in your web browser. Designed to be intuitive and unobtrusive (it looks a lot like an iTunes library), Zotero is a powerful and handy tool for any academic.

Zotero works on all three major operating systems: PC, Mac, and Linux.

Zotero tutorial

Zotero Quick Start Guide: The A, B, C's of "Z"

      Zotero is a production of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and is funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

      Zotero Firefox Add-on

      Quickly download the Zotero Firefox Add-on:

      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.

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      Subject Guide

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