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Zotero: A Reference Management System

How does it work?

Zotero is comprised of three components:

  • Translators - Interpret meta-data from websites, databases, videos, images, etc.
  • Styles - Choose from over 20 standard citation styles and add more if necessary.
  • Storage - Zotero lives in your browser using your Firefox profile; you are given 100MB of free storage.


Once you get Zotero installed on your Firefox browser, look for the Zotero icon on the lower right side of the browser.

What does "Zotero" mean?

'Zotero' is based on the Albanian word "zotëroj," which means “to acquire, to master,” in terms of learning.

Zotero - goodbye 3 x 5 cards 

Don't like Zotero?

Check out EndNote as an alternative, or see what other citation managers can do:

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