Zotero is a citation manager. It helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. You can form groups to share citations and notes with other members. Faculty and graduate students who want to keep their citations organized, keep their bibliographies in sync with several users, and share their bibliographies with colleagues will find this tool particularly useful.
The UVa library and SHANTI recommend using either Zotero or RefWorks as a citation manager. See the glossary definition for more information on RefWorks . To get a sense of the advantages and disadvantages of different citation managers, see the glossary definition of Citation Manager . Note that these guides serve as a basic introduction. Go to the Zotero website http://www.zotero.org/ for more detailed information on how to use Zotero.
Zotero’s Group Library option is a way to share a Zotero collection with others. To use this option, you need to have created an account in Zotero. For more information on creating an account, see the Create a Zotero Account step-by-step guide.