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Zotero: Introduction

A guide to using Zotero to manage your sources

About Zotero

Zotero logo​Zotero is a free, open source citation management tool that integrates with your browser and easily pulls in information from databases, library catalogs, and websites; helps you store, organize, and search your sources; and integrates with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs to generate in-text citations and bibliographies for your work.

This guide curates information and tutorials on using Zotero from around the web, and includes additional information about using Zotero with University of Alabama Libraries tools.

Visit to download. Zotero is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Be sure to download the Zotero connector for your browser, as well!

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