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Zotero LibGuide

Why "Zotero for Humanists?"

Zotero is a free and easy to learn tool that helps collect, organize, cite, and share information. However, Zotero does more than this: it helps the researcher manage their data––primarily journal articles, books/ebooks, videos, webpages, and all of the associated metadata––in order to preserve and sustain their project. The ideal data management scenario is long-term: resources that one can return to time and again, asking the same question in different ways, or new questions. Being pro-active in the management and maintenance of items and the connections between them is one best practice for supporting long-term use and survival of humanities research data and the products of research.

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What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. 

Take a look at what you can do with Zotero:

  1. Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, etc.

  2. Import citations from databases and the UT Libraries Catalog

  3. Add searchable notes and tags to citations; attach pdf's if desired

  4. Quickly create a bibliography in multiple formats (MLA, Chicago, APA...)

  5. Automatically manage in-text citations in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice

  6. Easily share references with others

What is ZoteroBib?

ZoteroBib - Requires no account or software installation and provides a quick, reliable tool for creating one-off bibliographies. ZoteroBib enables you to build bibliographies in a variety of citaton styles and format basic in-text citations. You may re-use and edit bibliography you create--it will remain available in your browser until you clear it.

Not sure which to use? 

The Zotero/ZoteroBib website offers guidance for choosing the option that is best for you.


This guide is indebted to existing tutorials on, and existing guides from:

Washington University, St. Louis

New York University

Princeton University

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