Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a program that collects, manages, and creations citations for research sources. It's easy to use and save citations from your web browser where you do your work. Best of all, it's free.
Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
Note: Zotero 5.0 is available solely as a standalone program. There is no longer an updated Zotero for Firefox extension. You can use the Zotero program with Firefox using the Firefox plugin.
For basic tips about citation formatting and other writing topics, try these sources.
There are other research management programs, free and paid, that you may want to use if you don't want to use Zotero. These sites offer suggestions.
This guide is an adaptation of the Zotero guide developed by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Much thanks to Jason for making the original available for reuse and adaptation.
This Zotero guide is also licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.