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Learn how to use the free citation management software Zotero.

Getting started with Zotero

This guide is designed to help you get started with and use the citation management application Zotero and its related tools.

Zotero is a free software application that allows you to collect, organize and access your personal research library from any computer. Zotero is available for GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS. The Zotero browser connectors (currently for Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari) automatically sense citations and PDFs and let you add that content to your personal Zotero library with a single click. The Zotero plug-ins for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice allow you to add citations and bibliographies to your paper during the writing process. However, you can easily create a works cited or reference list directly from Zotero that you can add to your completed work.

Start with Registering for Zotero

While Zotero is free, you still have to register for an account. Use your or email address for the account. Please confirm your email address as well.

Zotero registration page: