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Zotero Citation Management Tool

How to set up and use Zotero, a citation tool for saving, organizing, and formating references. Based on a guide by Marie Sciangula at SUNY Purchase

Zotero Support

Learn Zotero in 30 minutes

The excellent tutorial from the Paul V. Galvin Library goes over setting up Zotero and all the basic features in Windows. Please be aware that this is not from our own library, and therefore there may be references to products and services that are not available at SCSU.

Note: Zotero's support for Google Docs has expanded since this video was made. If you are using Latex (or another similar authoring system) please contact me for information on using your Zotero library has a citation source.


This tutorial is for Mac users. Using Zotero on the web (importing from databases and websites, and the Zotero website) is identical on different operating systems.

Note: There is now beta-test support for Safari!