Zotero is a free, open source desktop application that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share research. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. This guide has information on how to get started with using Zotero, from installing the application and its plugins, to adding sources to your library, to generating in-text citations and reference lists.
Follow the instructions for Install and Sync Zotero on the guide.
For more information, review the Quick Start Guide for a basic overview of Zotero's features and functionality. Zotero's documentation page has even more detailed information on adding items to your library, organizing your library, generating citations, syncing and collaboration, preferences, and more.
This playlist of short, getting started videos will have you up and running in 15 minutes. While these videos will help you use advanced features. There is also a textbook if you prefer this information in written form.
There are several librarians at UO Libraries who are experts at using Zotero! Whether you have a specific question about Zotero or just want help getting started, feel free to email or schedule an appointment with any of the librarians whose contact information is listed on this page:
1501 Kincaid Street
Eugene, OR 97403