Topic: Zotero presentation

Time: Sep 9, 2020 08:30 PM- 9:30pm Central Time (US and Canada)

 Zotero is a free citation manager that can help you organize and cite your research.

Click here for the link to the recorded presentation for zotero and other fall events.

Important information about creating a Zotero account:

Please create a Zotero account and download the application before the workshop: 

To create a Zotero account:

Go to 

Click on "Log In" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

On the next page, click the "Register for a free account" link.

Students can then create a username and password for Zotero. When entering an email, it is best not to use their UIUC email. This will ensure that students will have access to their account after they have left the university.

To download Zotero applications:

Go to Click the red "Download" button toward the middle of the screen.On the next page, there should be two "Download" buttons. The button on the left allows students to download the desktop application to their computer. The button on the right allows students to download the "Zotero Connector" to their preferred web browser. Students will need to download both to use Zotero.

It is recommended that you download the app, instead of using the web version. Doing so allows you to use the Zotero connector so that you can automatically import citation information and PDFs into your  “library” when doing research online. Downloading the application will also download a Zotero plug-in for Microsoft Word, which allows users to automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies.  While you can use the web interface to create a bibliography, you cannot use it to create in-text citations. The web interface is still useful, but many use it only to access their resources when they are away from their personal computer.