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About Zotero

Zotero logo 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.

Get Started with Zotero

Download Zotero

  1. Go to, click on "Log in," and register for a free account. 
  2. Go to to download the Zotero desktop application and browser extension (Zotero Connector) for your Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari). 

Continue Install and Sync

 Follow the instructions for Install and Sync Zotero on the guide.

Explore Zotero Resources

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.

You can also view the UO Libraries Zotero research guide at the link below for more detailed directions:

Getting Help with Zotero at UO Libraries

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:


Name Email Schedule an appointment
Katherine Donaldson (Education Librarian)
Gabriele Hayden (Research Data Management and Reproducibility Librarian)
Miriam Rigby (Social Sciences Librarian)
Jeff Staiger (Humanities Librarian)
Annie Zeidman-Karpinski (Chemistry & Human Physiology Librarian)