Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. This research tool automatically detects many types of content as you browse, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Zotero is used by researchers in many academic disciplines, especially social sciences and humanities.
In this recording from SU Libraries' September 2021 workshop, learn to install the app, set your preferences, add and organize references, and create citations and bibliographies with ease.
The series of videos from Idaho State University Libraries below offers a quick and informative overview of how Zotero works, including installation and setup, importing items, and creating bibliographies and in-text citations.
Prefer to read step-by-step instructions? Zotero includes extensive support documentation on its site. Some highlights are listed below.