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Zotero: For Research Papers: About

Collect, organize, and manage your research and citations. If you have a few citations to do, try Zoterobib.

Get Zotero & Connector

Get Zotero

1. Download the Zotero application

2. Install a connector for your browser.
(Firefox, Chrome, or Safari)
The connector will appear as a "Z"
in the toolbar.
Zotero connector icon

3. Create a free Zotero account.


Zotero is great for a research paper. But, when you need to do a bibliography quickly (like it's due in an hour), then use


  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • No need to download anything or create an account

Handouts from Georgia State U

Zotero and Google Docs

Zotero Tutorial

Zotero 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 allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Watch this Zotero tutorial to learn how to use it for your research at USM.

Installing and Using Zotero

Zotero Guidebook in Reference & Online

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Creative Commons LicenseThis Zotero LibGuide is primarily the work of Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. USM Librarians have made some modifications for our student, staff, and faculty use.