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Zotero Guide

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free citation management tool that helps users store the sources that they find in the course of their research.  It also offers the ability to insert citations and format bibliographies instantly in a word processor like Microsoft Word.

Differences on Mac

A few things will look different on Zotero using a Mac...

  • To get to your Preferences menu, you'll go to Zotero (top left), then Preferences
  • To select multiple sources at once, hold the Command key, then click the sources you want
  • If the red search box doesn't appear while making in-text citations in Word, check the Zotero windows that are open on your computer. The box window may have appeared behind your Word window.

Want to Learn More?

Zotero has many useful features. To learn more about what Zotero can do, visit the Support section of the Zotero website here.