This guide provides information on how to use the bibliographic management software, Zotero to capture citations, organize references, and create bibliographies.
Zotero in its original form worked only with Firefox. If you are a Firefox user, start by downloading the latest version of Firefox.
Zotero now has a standalone version for Chrome users, as well as a version that works on an iPad. For help, go to
Once you are running Firefox 3.0 or higher, download the Zotero add-on:
When the download is complete, Firefox will prompt you to restart. Once you restart Firefox, you will see the Zotero icon in the lower right corner of your browser window.
Trying to figure out which citation manager is right for you?
View this comparison of three citation managers: Endnote, RefWorks, and Zotero.
Thanks to the Knowledge Navigation Center at the University of Michigan Library for the bulk of this guide.
Thanks also to Jason Puckett of Georgia State University for his pages about Zotero standalone/iPad.