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Zotero at Morris Library

Zotero is installed on all of the public computers at Morris Library. 

Bring a USB drive so you can save your work!

See Zotero's instructions for portable Zotero.



Don't like Zotero?


Zotero Tutorials

Zotero has produced several great how-to videos on their site that demonstrate step by step how to use Zotero's features.

This is a quick overview of how to save citations from the web.

More Zotero Screencast Tutorials


Zotero Blog

News from the official Zotero blog.

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About Zotero

Photo by Karin DalzielWhat is Zotero?

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice. 

Since it's a Firefox plugin, it automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Using This Guide

Use the tabs across the top to navigate, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole guide.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

Check out the great guide published by the Zotero developers. Also available as a PDF for easy printing.

Not a FireFox User?

Try Zotero 3.0 for Mac, Window or Linux.


Getting and Installing Zotero

Zotero will run on any operating system. It requires Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater. Installation only takes a few seconds.

To install, go to and click the red "Download" button. Click "Install Now" and follow the instructions.

If you see the message “Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer," click "Allow".

Restart Firefox and you're all set! You'll see a small Zotero button at the bottom of your Firefox window.

If you have any problems, check the Zotero installation page.

You'll probably also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation plugin (or the OpenOffice plugin if you're using OpenOffice). These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.

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