I. Click the logo below to install Zotero, or go to www.Zotero.org
III. Add Sources Automatically:
As you browse the web, look for icons in your address bar. In this example, a book appears while looking at an item in the library catalog:
Click on the book icon to save that book to your Zotero library.
Similar icons appear on different websites like New York Times articles, library resources, or even Youtube videos. Here's some examples:
IV. Add Sources Manually:
If you want to save something that doesn't have an icon in the address bar, you can also add an item to your library manually. Open Zotero and use one of these buttons to create a blank item:
You can fill the item in with information like the Author and Title.
V. Manage Your Articles
You can organize your sources into collections within Zotero. Think of a collection like a folder.
VI. Get your articles formatted in MLA, APA, or almost any other citation style
It's simple! Right click on any item in your Zotero library and pick 'Create Bibliography from Selected Item'. Zotero will ask you which citation format to use, and how you'd like the results saved. Zotero will produce citations in RTF (Word) or HTML formats. It can also print out citations or copy them to your clipboard.