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Introduction to Zotero

Course Details

Zotero is a free citation management tool available as a Firefox Web browser extension. Zotero allows you to easily collect, manage, and cite bibliographic information from the Web pages, articles and other documents that you view online. With Zotero, you can directly import citations and articles from online library services including library databases (journal articles, etc.). Zotero also works with Microsoft Word, offering the ability to seamlessly transfer citations and bibliographies to Word documents.


  • Learn how to use Zotero to capture citation information from web resources
  • Understand how to import data from library databases into Zotero
  • Learn how to locally store copies of articles and other documents with Zotero
  • Learn how to insert and format citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word using Zotero



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