Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use Firefox add-on (and now Chrome and Safari) that helps you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in your web browser. Designed to be intuitive and unobtrusive (it looks a lot like an iTunes library), Zotero is a powerful and handy tool for any academic.
Zotero works on all three major operating systems: PC, Mac, and Linux.
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Zotero is a production of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and is funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Zotero is comprised of three components:
Once you get Zotero installed on your Firefox browser, look for the Zotero icon on the lower right side of the browser.
What does "Zotero" mean?
'Zotero' is based on the Albanian word "zotëroj," which means “to acquire, to master,” in terms of learning.
Quickly download the Zotero Firefox Add-on:
Download Zotero and associated plug-ins using these links: