Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.
Getting Started with Zotero
Make sure you’ve reviewed http://www.zotero.org/support/ it’s a great place to get started with Zotero.
- Create an account at zotero.org. This lets you synchronize your data so that you can access it from any computer. See http://www.zotero.org/support/sync
- Zotero has a stand alone application and a browser extension. We recommend you install both. To install Zotero see: http://www.zotero.org/support/installation
- After installing the browser extension got to the Zotero Extension Options in your browser and authorize the Zotero Connector to save items to zotero.org when the Zotero stand alone app is not open.
- Zotero data resides on your harddrive and within your browser profile. Details about this are outlined in this FAQ http://www.zotero.org/support/zotero_data
Additional ways to use Zotero
- Zotero also has Word processor integration so that you have access to your bibliographic data while writing. See http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration
- Video tutorials of more advanced functions are located at http://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials