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Research Writing - Oakland Campus: Zotero

This support guide was created for students in ENGCMP 0450: Research Writing and the Professional Writing Program

About Zotero

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.

Zotero will allow you to:

    Collect books, articles, videos, etc, and have them all in one location
    Easily create citations from databases and PITTCat+
    Tag your citations for greater searchability
    Attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations
    Enter citations and bibliographies, in many formats (MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.)
    Create in-text citations
    Share your research and references with a group

 

Step 1. Install the Zotero application

Download and install Zotero from the Zotero website.

(There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux.)

Step 2. Install connectors

Connectors allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library.

The Zotero downloads page should automatically detect what browser you're using and give you a link.

Each browser has its own version of the Zotero connector, so if you use Chrome, Firefox and Safari you'll need to install all three.

License

Creative Commons LicenseThis guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.