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Comparing Citation Managers, EndNote Basic - Zotero, Mendeley

Tips and instructions on getting started using the Zotero citation management software.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share research articles. Zotero is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

Citation Management Software

Citation management software allows you:

  • to download citations and articles from various websites and databases
  • electronically store and organize the citations, annotate and highlight articles
  • format the citations for your paper and bibliography, and
  • makes it easy to share references with other researchers.

Zotero Quick Start Guide and Workshop

Zotero is a citation management software or reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. Use Zotero to collect and organize your research information and sources, download citations and PDFs, annotate, and generate bibliographies while you write.