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Zotero Guide (WWS)

About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat is Zotero?

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is system that collects, manages, and cites research sources.

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.

Zotero Step-by-Step

If you use Google Chrome or Safari, and Word:

  1. Go to the Zotero web site and install Zotero Standalone (the wordprocessor plugin is included)
  2. Also install the connector for your browser; 
    Links to install the Chrome and Safari connectors are found just below the Standalone download links. 
  3. Configure Zotero for Princeton and set your Zotero preferences

Zotero also works with OpenOffice/LibreOffice/NeoOffice. If you use one of those programs, make sure you install the right plugin -- see http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_installation_for_zotero_2.1

If you use Firefox and Word:

  1. Go to the Zotero web site and install Zotero 3.0 for Firefox
  2. While you're there, also install the Word plugin -- if you have trouble, see http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_troubleshooting
  3. Configure Zotero for Princeton and set your Zotero preferences

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

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