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Description Zotero is third-party plug-in for FireFox as well as a Web-based bibliography manager.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 16 October, 2010



Zotero is third-party plug-in for FireFox as well as a Web-based bibliography manager. If you do research and must cite resources, this is then an invaluable tool.

Zotero will help you collect, manage, cite, and share research.

Zotero works with Firefox (3.0 and up) for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Zotero will allow you to access your research resources from a Web browser, although the preferred method is with the Firefox plug-in.

Essential Requirements


Zotero is available for use on a PC, Mac, or Linux computer. The computer must be able to load the Firefox Web browser.


To run Zotero successful, you will need to complete the following steps:

1). Install FireFox. Firefox can be download and installed from Mozilla

2). Once Firefox is installed, you can then add the Zotero plug-in.

If you wish to integrate Zotero with Microsft Word, you can install the Word for Windows plug-in. Here are installations instructions as well as a link to the plug-in download.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Twitter and its capabilities.

Saving Citations and Adding Resources

Organizing References

Creating Bibliographies

Synchronizing Zotero

Synchronizing Zotero is essential if you use more than one computer to do research.

Zotero Groups

Zotero also has a capability to allow you to collaborate with others on research projects.

Zotero Preferences

Take a moment and update your preferences in Zotero to provide a much richer experience.

Importing and Exporting

With Zotero, you are able to import and export your references to and from various programs.

Zotero Tips and Tricks

Here are a number of assorted tips and tricks to get he most out of Zotero.

Video Tutorials

Zotero-based Tutorials

Third Party Tutorials