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Research Guides

Citation Management Software: Zotero

A guide to the commonly used citation - or reference - management software available to the U-Idaho community.

Introduction to Zotero

Getting Started:

  • Download Zotero from
  • If Zotero Standalone, you will need to download the plugins for your browser, in order to connect the application with your web browsing.
  • The examples in this guide are for the browser-based version, used in Mozilla Firefox. Most of the examples translate easily to the standalone application.

If you have any questions about using this systems, please contact the U-Idaho Library Reference Desk.