How to Use Zotero

Bite-size search strategies to help you become an expert searcher.

Instructions

Zotero is a free citation manager that helps you collect, organize, and cite journal articles and other information sources. You need Windows, Mac, or Linux to install Zotero, and you need to use Firefox or Chrome to save citation information from online journal articles and website.

Zotero is available at https://zotero.org

ZoteroBib is an online tool that helps you create bibliographies quickly right in a web browser. No installation or account is required.

ZoteroBib is available at https://zbib.org

Complete Instructions

Review

Task for learning: Based on the type of work you do, decide whether Zotero or ZoteroBib is the better tool for you.

You are about the spend the next two years researching and writing a huge research paper. Which tool is likely the better choice?
A) Zotero: 25 votes (92.59%)
B) ZoteroBib: 2 votes (7.41%)
Total Votes: 27

All Review Questions

If you have questions, or if you run into problems that the course does not address, e-mail the University of Ottawa Library: bibliolibrary@uOttawa.ca

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

This online course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Unless otherwise stated, it is attributed to Mish Boutet, and is based on handouts by Patrick Labelle (also under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

[How to Use Zotero online course updated: December 1, 2019]