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Zotero and ZoteroBib Guide




Working on a research or writing project and looking for free tools to help you accurately cite your sources?  Zotero and ZoteroBib can help!  Explore this guide to learn about:these tools. Links to them are below and a comparison is in the next tab of this box.


Not sure which tool to use?  The comparison chart below might help. Also, scroll down here to see "Should I use ZoteroBib or Zotero?"


  Zotero ZoteroBib
Best for Dissertations, theses, lengthy papers, ongoing research 1 time bibliographies
Learning curve Significant Slight
Able to generate in-text citations Yes Yes
Cost Free Free
Software installation Yes No
Long-term cloud storage Yes No
Able to create group folders Yes No

For additional information about both Zotero and ZoteroBib, please see the links below and the pages of this library guide.


Creative Commons License  Special thanks to Jason Puckett who developed and shared a Zotero guide,
 which is licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.

This guide changes or edits some of the content of the GSU guide.