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WMST 3132: Gendered Controversies

WGSS librarian Jenna Freedman made this guide for Professor Janet Jakobsen's Gendered Controversies class, fall 2022.

What is Zotero?

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Zotero is a free citation management program that helps you collect and organize your research information.

It can help you build personal library of source information from articles, books, documents, web pages, and more.  This personal library of sources can work with your word processing tool to format a paper in your choice of style.

  • Save citations from databases, web sites, and library catalogs
  • Manage, tag, and organize citations into collections
  • Cite sources as you write and create reference lists in a wide variety of styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, ASA, Vancouver, etc.)
  • Attach PDFs, images, web page snapshots, reading notes, and more to citations in your collection
  • Share Zotero libraries with others using Zotero groups 
  • Mark up PDFs with highlights, notes, and image annotations (new in Zotero 6!)

How Do I Get Zotero?

  • Zotero can be used on the web (with a free account), but we highly recommend you can download the free, open-source software (for Mac, Windows, and Linux) and the browser extensions (for Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari [not currently well supported].
  • Be sure to register for a free account and sync your account to your desktop app. 
  • Zotero also provides word processor plugins for Microsoft Word on Mac and Windows, LibreOffice, and Google docs. The plugins will automatically appear as Zotero toolbars next time you open Word or Google Docs after installing the Zotero app.