Welcome to the Zotero guide at LITS. This guide has information to help you download and install Zotero, as well as information for how to begin using Zotero as your reference manager.
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 allows you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies. Additionally, Zotero allows you to work collaboratively through group libraries.
In order to download Zotero, go to https://www.zotero.org/download/
1. Click on download Zotero (make sure that it is the version of Zotero that is compatible with your computer, for example, if you are using a Mac laptop, click on Zotero for IOS.
2. After following the steps to download and install Zotero, be sure to install the "Zotero Connector" ( found on the Zotero downloads page) which works in coordination with your Zotero application.
Content on this guide was originally created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library as well as Michael Barbera and licensed by The University of Texas Arlington under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical 3.0 United States License. It has been adapted and added to for the Zotero Research Guide at Mount Holyoke College.