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Reference Management Tool

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free open-source online reference management tool used to collect, organize, and format citations to journal articles, books, websites, and other types of resources. Citations and documents can be shared by groups for collaborative research and writing.


Learning Zotero

MSU Libraries Zotero Workshops

Additional or custom workshops can be arranged for classes or groups. To discuss this, please contact the Zotero team:

Learn on your own

The Zotero Quick Start Guide will orientate you to the tool and should be enough to get you going.

The Zotero Support Documentation page provides further explanation of its features.

MSU Libraries Workshop Video: video of one of our workshops 

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