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Getting Started with Zotero - Citation Management

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Lisa Abbott 

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Course Description

Come learn about this cool, free tool that integrates with your web browser. Create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf’s and more that you locate online. Easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies when you are writing your paper. This session is open to students, faculty and staff.

About the Course

Learning Community: Belk Library and Information Commons
Workshop Type: Face to face

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Set-up and manage preferences for basic functionality
  • Collect and store bibliographic citations and accompanying data, including PDFs
  • Cite as you write and create a bibliography
  • Utilize Zotero documentation resources


  • Bring your laptop. Before the session, download/install the 3 items below:
  • Zotero - https://www.zotero.org/download/
  • 1. Install the application Zotero 5.0 for Windows (or macOS, Linux 32-bit, Linux 64-bit) Chromebooks currently cannot use Zotero.
  • 2. Install the corresponding Zotero Connector for either Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
  • 3. Register for a Free Zotero Account.
  • Please note: Consider updating other core software (operating system, browser, word processing) on your laptop.

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