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Managing your references: Zotero

Share references

Share references with your colleagues using Zotero groups.

There are a variety of privacy and editing permissions options.

Interact with other group members via group discussions.

Citations and bibliographies

Cite references and create bibliographies in MS Word and Open Office using a Zotero word processor plugin.

For a list of citation styles available see here.

Install word processor plugin

System Requirements

How does it work?

Zotero is a freely available reference manager available as both an extension for the Firefox web browser and as a desktop program, called Zotero Standalone.  Connectors which allow you to save items to Zotero Standalone are available for Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox. A 'bookmarklet' for Zotero can be added to almost any web browser (desktop and mobile) to allow references to be sent to your Zotero library. The method of adding the bookmarklet to your browser will vary depending on the software you wish to use. Please see the Bookmarklet reference section on the Zotero website.

Download (Zotero for Firefox and Zotero Standalone)

Registration page

Log in page

Collecting references

Zotero Support - Getting stuff into your library

Capture

  • Bibliographic data from:
    • Online databases
    • Google Scholar
    • SOLO (see box below)
    • Other library catalogues (e.g. British Library)
  • Webpage snapshots

Indirect Export

From online databases and other reference management software.

Import files saved as Zotero RDF, MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema), BibTeX, RIS, Refer/BibIX or Unqualified Dublin Core RDF.

By Item Identifier

Type in an ISBN, DOI or PubMed ID.

Manually

Quick start guide from the Bodleian Libraries

Need help with Zotero?

Oxford Courses

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