Zotero is a free and open-source reference manager - add citations, organize into collections, cite and create bibliographies, use with writing programs, and share and sync.
- Download the Zotero program to your personal computer. Although later you'll be able to use Zotero on the web, you need to start with Zotero Desktop.
- Install the Zotero Connector - a free add-on for your browser to easily import webpages into Zotero.
- The Library recommends NOT enabling proxy redirection -- instead, use Lean Library.
Zotero and Chromebooks: Zotero Desktop is difficult to use with a Chromebook. If a Chromebook is your primary computer, we recommend Refworks instead. Read this Library FAQ entry for more information.
Just need a few citations quickly? ZoteroBib lets you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without having to install the full version of Zotero.
- Zotero Quick Start Guide from Zotero.org
- Zotero Research Guide
- GU Zotero Support -- Jade Madrid, Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages Liaison & Reference Librarian, email@example.com.
- Guidelines for migrating bibliographic data from RefWorks
RefWorks is an cloud-based research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers gather, manage, store and share information and generate citations and bibliographies. For more info and to get started:
- Refworks Research Guide (Main Campus)
- GU-Q: Up and Running with Refworks (Georgetown University Qatar Library)
- DML: Refworks for GUMC (Dahlgren Memorial Library)
- Refworks is not recommended for Law Students -- instead use Zotero Juris-M.
Legacy Refworks was retired on June 30, 2023. Legacy accounts are no longer accessible, and it's not possible to access data stored in Legacy accounts. However, the "new" or "blue" Refworks is available for use, with improved features and easier citation management than the Legacy version. Our Refworks Research Guide has instructions and details on using "blue" Refworks.
Citation Styles and Online Writing Resources
- The Library's guides to citation formats:
- Writing Center Resources (including links to APA and Chicago Manual of Style guides)
- Official style guides:
- Other citation style resources: