This guide contains information on setting up Zotero, using Zotero, Zotero with Word and Google Docs, Zotero Groups, Zotero for Mobile, ZoteroBib, and a comparison between Zotero, Sciwheel, Endnote, and Mendeley.
Zotero is a free reference management system where you can collect, manage, cite, and share research. You can use it to store references, highlight and annotate webpages, and collaborate by using groups through Zotero's website. All your references will be saved to the Zotero server.
Zotero works similarly to other citation management systems in that a browser-independent desktop application is used to access and organize your references. The Zotero application can be installed on Windows, Macs, and Linux operating systems.
Along with the desktop application, Zotero also offers a browser extension (the Zotero Connector) that can be installed into the browser of your choice (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Opera) from the Zotero download page. The browser extensions allow you to easily add references from web pages to your Zotero library by clicking on the extension button to the right of the browser search bar.