Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Zotero is a free citation management software that allows you to organize and save reference information, and quickly generate citations and bibliographies for your papers and presentations. Zotero requires that you have the Firefox browser installed on your computer or a flash drive, or you may install a standalone version of the software on your computer and use it with the FirefoxChrome, or Safari browsers. 

With a click, Zotero allows you to capture and store reference information from most of the library's periodical databases, as well as from popular research websites like WorldCat, Google Books, and AmazonYou may also install a free Microsoft Word plugin that allows you to directly import citation information from Zotero into your Word documents.

Zotero is easy to install and use, and most importantly it’s free! To get started, see this introductory video from Zotero:

The librarians at Holgate Library are happy to help you set up the Firefox plugin, flash drive, or standalone installations of Zotero on you personal computer or flash drive.

Zotero Installation and Plugin Tools

* For all downloads, please follow the included instructions or ask a librarian for help!