Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) is a free, online tool that allows you to store and organize citations for your research, as well as create citations and bibliographies, all from your internet browser!
Chromebook users are currently not able to download the Zotero desktop app unless they run Linux concurrently with ChromeOS. For instructions on how to install Linux on a Chromebook, see this tutorial from Ubuntu.
Zotero on the web will still work, as long as the appropriate extension is installed on the browser. Jump to the Zotero + Chromebooks tab for more info.
There are two steps to installing Zotero:
While downloading, register for a free account using a username and password you'll remember. Check your email after you registering so that you can authenticate your account.
After creating your account, you'll need to sync it to your Zotero desktop app. From the app, select Edit, then Preferences. (If you are on a Mac computer, select Zotero, then Preferences). Enter your Zotero username and password to log into your account.
We're happy to do in-person training on using Zotero for your course, department, or student group. Fill out the form here to request a session. A librarian will reach out to you ASAP!