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News: Zotero is new & improved!

In July 2017, Zotero version 5.0 was released! One of the biggest changes is that Zotero now runs only as a Standalone application. If you are running an older version of Zotero as a Firefox extension, you'll want to upgrade.

Read the announcement from for details and instructions on how to upgrade!

What is Zotero?

  • Automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click.
  • Collects all your research in a single, searchable interface.
  • Organizes your research into collections that act like iTunes playlists.
  • Assign tags to your library items to organize your research using your own keywords.
  • Create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies.
  • Automatically synchronize your data across devices.

Zotero is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Image and text source: Zotero home page.