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About this guide

This guide is based on a guide created by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University. The original guide, which you can view here, is licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Simpson Library thanks Jason for sharing his excellent work.

About Zotero



Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is free software that helps you cite your sources. With Zotero, you can...

  • Save sources to a personal library.
  • Organize your sources into collections for different projects.
  • Automatically generate bibliographies in any style, including APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian.

Installing Zotero

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You'll need to do two things:

  1. Download the Zotero app
  2. Install the Zotero connector for your browser.

Both can be downloaded if you click the "Get Zotero" logo. 

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