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Zotero

Manage your research and create bibliographies with Zotero.

Spring 2017 Zotero Workshops!

Your friendly Middlebury librarians Ryan Clement & Wendy Shook will be holding several Zotero workshops for both faculty and students in the middle of April – two in Davis Family Library and two in Armstrong Library. Sign up here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoteroworkshop.

What's Zotero?

  • Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
  • It's free and easy-to-use.
  • It's software for your computer.
  • You have the option to also create an online cloud account.

Zotero Quick Start

  1. Install Zotero from zotero.org.
  2. As you research, save sources by clicking on the Save to Zotero icon (looks like a book, sheet of paper, webcam, etc. depending on the source type) in your browser's toolbar or URL bar.
  3. Organize your sources in Zotero with collections or tags. Edit source information as needed. Take notes if you like.
  4. Create citations and bibliographies by selecting items, right-clicking, and choosing Create bibliography from items. If you are using footnotes, you may prefer the Microsoft Word (or LibreOffice) Plugin.
  5. Optionally sync your Zotero library in the cloud by creating a free online Zotero account at zotero.org.

More detailed instructions are offered in the rest of this how-to guide.

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