Skip to main content

Citation Ethics and Citation Managers: Zotero

Citations are a necessary part of academic writing, but they can also be frustrating. This site will help you figure out when you need to cite, why we cite, how citation managers can help you both manage and cite sources, and where to go to learn more.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free citation manager available from http://zotero.org, and it exists as a desktop version, an online version, and a browser extension. It's great at collecting citation information from webpages as well as from databases, and you can create groups to share citations with others. It also has a plug-in that allows you to cite sources in MS Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. 

Getting Started with Zotero

Screenshot of Zotero tutorial

For further support

Need help working with Zotero? Contact zotero-support-g@vt.edu for help at Newman Library. 

For additional videos, visit https://www.zotero.org/support/