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History 370: American Revolution

Why Zotero?

Zotero is an easy-to-use tool that can help you stay organized when you research. How does it work?

  1. Save sources to Zotero using a web browser connector.
  2. Take notes right in Zotero.
  3. Organize sources and/or share them in a group library.
  4. Add citations automatically to your paper using Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
  5. Generate a bibliography based on the sources you used--in seconds!

An example Zotero library:

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Zotero and Groups

Learn about Groups at or see the quick start steps below:

First, go to your online Zotero account (not the application on your laptop).

  1. Name your group. 
  2. Choose private membership.
  3. Create group.

All group members must have a Zotero account. The Group Library will appear in the lower left section of the Zotero desktop/laptop application.

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