Skip to Main Content

Zotero: Managing My Library

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Managing My Library in Zotero

My Library is located in the left column

Clicking the button above the left column creates a new collection (a folder created and titled for your easy reference)

Organising your research citations

Use these screencasts to understand how to manage your research citations:

Collections: Folders and sub-folders

Tags: Add searchable keywords, status, anything useful to you

Tag selector box

Using notes effectively: Add fully searchable notes, quotes, etc.

Sorting Items: Display by date, author, title or other criteria in records.

Basic Search for items in My Library

Advanced Research

Zotero Screencasts

Highlighting and Annotation

Using a Timeline

Keep up to date with Zotero