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GLBH 111

An online guide in support of the Health Frontiers in Tijuana course.

What is Zotero and What can It Do for Me?

What is Zotero and What can It Do for Me?

Zotero is a free tool that allow you to create your own collection or library of citations to articles, books, websites, and more.  But the pay off comes when you connect Word (or Google Docs) to the Zotero tools to insert citations into your paper and automatically create your bibliography.

Getting Started with Zotero

Getting Started with Zotero

Download the desktop software, create your Zotero account (so you can be portable with their sync feature), and install the Zotero connector for Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.  Here's how:

  • Go to Zotero.org 
  • Click the big red Download button and download 2 things
    • Zotero 5.0 for the type of computer you have
    • Zotero connector for the browser you like to use 

You are now ready to start adding citations to your Zotero library.