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Reference Management: Zotero: Home


Zotero is a research tool that works with your web browser to automatically sense bibliographic information on a webpage and save it.

Whether you're searching for a journal article in JSTOR, or a book on iDiscover, one click on Zotero and you've got a reference for your dissertation. 

It takes a lot of the hard work out of formatting references, leaving you more time for writing and less time stressing about commas. 

Zotero tips: 

The best guide has been written by Jason Puckett.

12 'must know' (& REALLY HELPFUL) Zotero tips and techniques

Article and presentation information written by Dr Emma Coonan, formerly Research Skills Librarian, University Library, Cambridge.

Tips to enhance research workflows:

Alternatives to Zotero:

Collaborative research?

Zotero's group functionality allows you to share a set of references with a groups of like-minded researchers. Once you have an account on the group functionality is available to you. Just set up a group and manage members by emailing those you want to join in. See Jason Puckett's page for more information.


A number of libraries offer Zotero training via UTBS.These include taught sessions and self-directed resources. See session availability here.

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