African-American Studies: Citing Sources


Zotero allows you to collect, organize, cite and share your research sources and enables the download, capture, and indexing of full text from PDFs and websites. The Libraries recommend the use of Zotero due to its open-source pedigree and widespread popularity.  

Zotero is available as a Firefox plugin as well as a standalone version, providing browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  Zotero's integration with Firefox is considerably more efficient than with the other browsers, however, so bear this in mind when getting started.

Click here for a free download of Zotero. Consult the Quick Start Guide for tips and videos on how to get started using Zotero.  Be sure to download a word processor plugin to make the fullest use of this software.

The Libraries offer free hands-on workshops on using Zotero.  You can find information about dates and times as well as register online to attend one of these sessions on the Libraries Workshops page.

If you need help installing or using Zotero, including support for advanced features, you can email: