What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free reference manager which allows you to collect, organize and cite your resources. After downloading the browser extension, Zotero can easily detect and import reference information from many databases and websites. Zotero also allows you to attach PDF's, notes and images to your citations, making it easier to access your information.

Creating libraries and collections allows you to easily organize your information. You can also share your research with other users.

Since Zotero is a free tool, you can continue to use and access your resources after leaving St. Lawrence College.


ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind  Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by thousands of universities worldwide, so you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies. If you need to reuse sources across multiple projects or build a shared research library, we recommend using Zotero instead.

Zotero Documentation

Before getting started with Zotero, read this  Quick Start Guide.

For help or more information on how to use Zotero, visit the  Documentation and Support Page.

Introduction to Zotero Video

SLC Libraries and Academic Support Centres. (2021, January 25). SLC Libraries Tutorial - Introduction to Zotero [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/rSrwkFvarYo