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Capstone & Thesis Resources: Zotero Citation Manager

Introduction to Zotero

Setting up Zotero

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free citation manager that can help you cite, store, and take notes on sources that you collect for your research project. Here are some features of Zotero that make it a good tool for a capstone or thesis:

  • Can automatically save PDFs and citation information
  • Ability to add non-digital sources manually
  • Helps you organize your sources using folders you can create, name, and stack 
  • Generates citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago format for all the sources you have saved at once
  • Allows you to access saved articles in the desktop program, or by logging into the Zotero website

Creating Citations Using Zotero

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