Referencing and citing


Zotero reference management software

Getting started with Zotero

Popular, open-source, free software used across all subject areas. Compatible with all referencing styles.

Zotero integrates with your web browser and is compatible with many word processors, including Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, and Google Docs.

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Where should I save my Zotero Library?

Important: Keep your Zotero Library on your computer's local hard drive. You must save it in a folder that does not sync to a cloud storage service such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. Using your EndNote Library saved on a network or cloud storage drive will cause poor performance and corrupt your Zotero Library.

  • On your personal computer, save your Zotero Library to your computer C:drive. You might like to create a folder on the C:drive just for your Zotero Library. Sync to Zotero Online to back-up your Library.
  • On a University computer, add a folder on the D:drive. Personalise the folder name so you can identify it as your Zotero folder. Save your Zotero Library in this folder. The University's Digital Solutions will not back-up the D:drive so you need to sync to Zotero Online or manually keep back-up copies.
  • Online back-up and access Zotero Online is the only safe cloud storage and online access for your Zotero Library.