[zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
A personal research assistant.
- Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add journal articles, websites and books from Ryerson's library catalog with a single click.
- You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snaps shots of web pages, and really anything else
Organize your Sources Across your Devices
- Zotero automatically synchronizes your data across as many devices as you choose.
- You can tag and organize your research items however you like.
- You can also save your searches for next time.
Cite Your Sources
- Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing.
- You can create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.
Collaborate and Share with your Group
- Create and join research groups to focus on any topic you choose. Each group can share its own research library, complete with files, bibliographic data, notes, and discussion threads. Tag and analyze your research together with others. Work with a single colleague or an entire class: Zotero groups can include as many members as you please.
Follow the steps below to get started