Zotero has produced several great how-to videos on their site that demonstrate step by step how to use Zotero's features.
This is a quick overview of how to save citations from the web.
More Zotero Screencast Tutorials
What Zotero Does
(pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's
easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of
all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your
citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create
It automatically updates itself periodically to
work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
Using This Guide
This guide is several pages long -- use the tabs across the top to navigate through topics, or the "Print Entire Guide" link in the bottom right to print the whole thing.
Zotero Quick Start Guide
See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.
will run on any operating system. It requires Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater.
Installation only takes a few seconds. To install:
If you have any problems, check the Zotero installation page.
Note: You'll probably also want to download and install the Microsoft Word citation
plugin (or the OpenOffice plugin). These allow you to easily cite items from your Zotero library in your papers.
This guide is created by Marinus Swanepoel and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
It is based on a guide created by Jason Puckett and that is licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included. I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.