Zotero is a free program to help you collect, manage, cite and share your research sources, similar to EndNote and Mendeley.
Collect citations from databases, catalogues and the web.
Add PDFs, notes and images to your citations
Arrange citations into collections to make them easy to find
Share your research with a group or the world, and store it online
Add citations and bibliographies as you write
Have a look at our program comparison to see if Zotero is the right bibliographic software for you.
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To ensure you are linked to the Library databases, off campus set a preference in Zotero by:
Open Library home page
Select a database and search
When you try to link to Zotero you will be prompted with a message that says Click on Add Proxy
Put in your MQ Login and password
Zotero publishes guides to get you started with the program, and there is a big community of Zotero users you can turn to for help. Here are some helpful links, and if you still have questions, contact us!
Zotero comes with fewer referencing styles than EndNote, but more styles can be downloaded or created if necessary.