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Learn how to use the free citation management software Zotero.

Adding more citation styles

Your Zotero library comes pre-loaded with 13 popular citation styles including MLA, APA, and Chicago. In some instances you may find that you need an obscure or journal-specific style for your document. If this is the case you can search for and install the citation syle you need from one of the 2, 880 additional citation styles that Zotero offers. Watch the video on this page for instructions on how to find and install the citation style you need.

This video tutorial from Oregon State University Libraries will show you how to find and install additional citation styles to Zotero. If you prefer written instructions with images, you can find those here.

Importing citations from other citation management systems

If you are switching to Zotero from another citation management software, you can easily import your previos library to you new Zotero library. Watch the video below for step by step instructions.

For EndNote users who would like to transfer their citations AND attached PDFs you can find the instructions here.

Using Zotero group libraries

You can use Zotero Group Libraries to collaborate with multiple people on a project and keep track of all of your sources in one convenient place.

STEP ONE: Create a new group

STEP TWO:  You will be automatically taken to the Zotero webpage and promted to sign in.

STEP THREE: After you log in you will be taken to the "Create a New Group" page.

STEP FOUR: Add group members


STEP FIVE: Invite your group members using their email address associated with their Zotero account.

STEP SIX: Set your group library settings

STEP SEVEN: Add items to your group library