Zotero is a free citation management tool whose central feature is that it can easily and accurately import items directly from the web. It has a desktop application as well as a "Browser Connector" to make it work with most major browsers.
Zotero also integrates into Microsoft Word and GoogleDocs for easy citation insertion and reference list creation. Zotero is automatically inserted into Google Docs when you download the Connector. For Word, you'll need to download the Word plugin.
And if you want to be able to share citations between group members or classmates, Zotero has sharing capability as well.
Zotero has PDF organization and a maximum of 300 MB of storage. If you run out, just contact someone on the library staff to let us know.
Quick Set-Up Instructions
Do you need to import your library from RefWorks? Take a look at our page about Transitioning from RefWorks to Zotero for step-by-step instructions.
Use this guide to learn about and practice all of Zotero's features. The tabs on the right hand side will lead you to more information.
For in-person assistance, please request an appointment with a librarian.