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Citation Management : Zotero

What is Zotero?

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Zotero is a free, online and desktop citation manager. Like all of the citation managers included in this guide, Zotero can help you to collect, organize, format, and share your citations.

Creating your Zotero account

Instructions for creating and setting up your Zotero account can be found in this handout, or in the video embedded below.

Handouts for Zotero

The handout linked below contains detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to use Zotero.

Videos for Zotero

Below are videos containing step by step instructions on how to use Zotero.

  • Video iconZotero Part 1: This video contains instructions for creating an account and setting up Zotero.
  • Video iconZotero Part 2: This video contains instructions for importing and managing your citations in Zotero.
  • Video iconZotero Part 3: This video contains instructions for using Zotero's Word plugin.

Have questions? Reach out!

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Have additional questions, or would like direct Zotero support? Reach out to Paije Wilson, the Ebling Library's Citation Management Coordinator, at

To see the complete list of citation manager consultants at UW-Madison, see the consultants page of the UW-Madison Libraries' Citation Managers Guide.

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