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Zotero Citation Management Tool: About Zotero

Zotero is a citation management tool that helps you to collect, manage and cite citation records with ease. It works well as a Firefox plug-in or a stand-alone for Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari browsers.


For a quick way to generate your bibliography in various citation styles, try ZoteroBib at

What is Zotero?

Zotero version 5.0. works with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari browsers. Zotero helps collect, organize, cite, and share citation records with ease.  Specificaly, Zotero can

  • Automatically capture citations and grab citation-related information such as author, title, or abstract
  • Organize your citation records with collection folders and tags
  • Store PDFs, images, and web pages
  • Cite from within Word and OpenOffice using subject-specific bibliographic styles (beyond APA, MLA, or Chicago Style)
  • Collaborate with others using group libraries

Zotero Three-Column Structure

Zotero organizes the citation records in three panes.  The left pane contains library folders; the middle pane contains items within each folder; and the right pane includes information about specific item in each folder.