Download Zotero and associated plug-ins using these links:
Download Firefox to get started with Zotero
Download the Zotero add-on for Firefox
- Zotero Word Processor Integration:
Download the word processor plug-in to cite Zotero items in your Microsoft Word and/or OpenOffice documents
- Zotero Scholar Citations:
Download Zotero Scholar Citations to retrieve metadata for your PDFs using Google Scholar
- Zotero Mobile Apps (New!)
iOS and Andriod developers have been hard at work creating apps so that you can get the most out of Zotero on your mobile devices!
- Zotero Bookmarklet (New!)
The Zotero Bookmarklet is a bookmark you add to your browser to save the page you are reading directly to your Zotero library
This free add-on makes sites Zotero-friendly if they aren't already
This free program lives in your system tray and offers you quick and easy access your Zotero PDFs and references
- Follow @Zotero on Twitter
- Follow @ZoteroSupport
Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use Firefox add-on (and now works with Chrome and Safari) that helps you to 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 can be used to download citations from the AMBS library's search interfaces. We've prepared brief video tutorials for you to get started.
Zotero works on all three major operating systems: PC, Mac, and Linux.
Zotero Quick Start Guide: The A, B, C's of "Z"
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 Firefox Add-on
Quickly download the Zotero Firefox Add-on:
- Open Firefox
- Click on Tools > Add-ons > Get Add-ons
- Search for the following:
- Restart Firefox to apply the Add-ons
- Start collecting sources!
How does it work?
Zotero is comprised of three components:
- Translators - Interpret meta-data from websites, databases, videos, images, etc.
- Styles - Choose from over 20 standard citation styles and add more if necessary.
- Storage - Zotero lives in your browser using your Firefox profile; you are given 100MB of free storage.
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.
Assistant Director for Digital Library Services
Thank You, Marie!
This Zotero LibGuide was created by Marie Sciangula of the Purchase College Library. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License. Thank you, Marie, for giving AMBS permission to use your guide.
Need help choosing a citation manager?
Not sure which citation manager will work best for you? Check out this citation management tools comparison LibGuide, part of the METRO LibGuides series: