What is Zotero?
Zotero is a free to use citation management software that allows you to automatically save each material used to your collection as you're searching for it. Think: articles, news stories, or even a book researched on a library's website. Once the reference is collected, Zotero helps to keep them organized by storing them using collections and tags created by you.
Within Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs, Zotero creates creates and uses your citations to generate a bibliography. Across these platforms and additional devices, Zotero keeps your data, i.e., files, notes, and bibliographic data, synced. With over 10,000 styles to choose from, it also allows you to format your work into any fashion for any publication.
Lastly, Zotero allows for free and easy collaboration. This includes co-writing a paper, distributing course materials to students, building a collaborative bibliography, and free sharing of your Zotero library with others.