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Zotero citation management: Getting started with Zotero

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share research articles. Zotero is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Zotero 6

Zotero 6, the new upgraded version of Zotero was released in March 2022. It introduces an array of new features, including a completely new way of working with PDFs and notes. Read more about Zotero 6 here

Get it up and running...

We recommend that you install Zotero on your own device. Follow the steps below.

01: Go to [click here]
02: Download Zotero (Windows - macOS - Linux 32-bit - Linux 64-bit)

The MSWord/Open Office plugin is installed by default
03: Install Zotero Connector [click here] (Chrome / Firefox)

See also this screencast for installation advice/instructions.

Attend one of our Zoom-based Zotero classes (DCU Library)


IMPORTANT: Always cross-check reference lists and in-text citations for accuracy and consistency. No one reference management application is 100% reliable! You can cross-check against the correct citation notation via our Cite Them Right online referencing tool [click here]. Alternatively, refer to the Cite them right: the essential referencing guide [click here].