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An introduction to the citation management software Zotero.

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What is Zotero?

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an open-source citation management software that collects, manages, and cites research sources.  It's easy to use, has a web and desktop version, and (best of all!) it's free.

Citation management software can be helpful for students and faculty as they gather resources during research.  Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.  It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.  

Citation Management Handouts

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