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What's Zotero?

Zotero is a free reference management tool that is downloaded to your computer. It can:

  • store and organise various types of resources including snapshots of webpages.
  • attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
  • insert citations and create bibliographies in Word

Check your referencing

Zotero does not replace knowing how to reference. It's very important that you check that each reference is formatted correctly as sometimes the data is incomplete or incorrect.

Use the Academic Referencing Tool to check your referencing.

Zotero guides & training

Use these guides to learn more about Zotero:

Training at La Trobe


This guide features some material developed by La Trobe University's Library Researcher Education Team as well as by Jason Puckett from Georgia State University Library's Zotero guide.