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Getting Started with Zotero

Zotero: a free application 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, insert citations into Word documents, and create bibliographies.

In order to use Zotero, you will need to download two pieces of software: 

Download and install Zotero for your preferred operating system from the link on the left hand side of the page. Install the software according to the install prompts on your computer. This will install both Zotero and a plug-in for Microsoft Word.

Install the “Zotero Connector” for your browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari). Once done, restart both your browser and Word to ensure plug-ins are installed correctly.

Zotero will look slightly different depending on your operating system and choice of browser.