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Bibliographic Management Software (BMS)

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Zotero Technical Support

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Zotero Tutorials

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If you want to quickly make a bibliography without making an account or installing a software, you may be interested in ZoteroBib. Similar to tools like CitationMachine and EasyBib, ZoteroBib creates free and accurate citations without advertisements. 

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UCI provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all students, faculty and staff. For more information, see the UCI Overleaf website.

For information about Zotero integration with Overleaf, see the following tutorials:

UC Irvine-specific questions can be directed to Carrie Cullen, the Research Librarian for Physical Sciences.


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Zotero is a free reference management tool that offers both a downloadable software for Windows, Mac, and Linux and browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, or SafariZotero Privacy Statement: “Zotero is open source and developed by an independent, nonprofit organization that has no financial interest in your private information.”


Zotero (free)  

  • Sort research into collections and create keywords as tags 

  • Save and annotate snapshots of web pages within citation library 

  • Unlimited Zotero library sharing with other users at no additional cost 

  • Save publication data from websites, journal articles, newspapers, and PDFs in user’s library 

  • Redirect through the user’s institutional proxy to access PDFs 

  • Available through third-party apps 


Zotero Connector (free) 

  • Recommended web browser extension 

  • Saves citations to online Zotero library 

  • Redirects user to institutional subscriptions 


Zotero Bookmarklet (free)  

  • Browser extension that takes a snapshot of website, journal, or article 

  • Adds and saves website metadata to Zotero library 

  • Available for most browsers, including mobile and tablet devices  

  • Choose target collection, add tags, and save to Zotero program using Microsoft Edge 


 Zotero Storage  

  • Online storage space for Zotero files 

  • Synchronize PDFs, images, web snapshots, and other files across shared computers 

  • Share Zotero attachments in group libraries and access files via Zotero library 

  • Free 300 MB storage with more storage options at affordable rates 


ZoteroBib is a free, simple, web-based tool for creating bibliographies, based on the same saving and citation functionality in Zotero.