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Using Zotero

Zotero is free open source citation management software by an independent, nonprofit organization that you can use as either a desktop application or an online account.

Zotero also allows you to create shared folders so that you can work together with your colleagues and its desktop version includes a Microsoft Word plugin which will automate the creation of your citations and bibliography. Zotero is also compatible with Google Docs, Open Office, and other free word processing programs as well as screen reading software.

Zotero maintains that they have no financial interest in your private information and data.

Zotero Basic Info:

  • Zotero is a strong choice for users whose research content is diverse. Its single-click capture makes it easy to gather citation records for both PDF and non-PDF content, including websites, databases, catalogs and audio and video files. Zotero also allows users to enable the retrieval of PDF metadata to create citation records just from dragging a PDF into Zotero.
  • Zotero allows users to create profiles and public and private groups.
  • Zotero is screen reader compatible.
  • Zotero gives free accounts 300MB cloud storage to store article pdfs (about 100 articles), with more space available for a fee and unlimited storage of citation records.
  • Zotero is free, open source, and cannot be acquired by a company, so if you want to retain access to your reference libraries even if you lose your University of North Dakota affiliation, choose Zotero or Mendeley.

Video instructions on how to download and use Zotero

Written instructions on how to download and use Zotero