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Online Citation Guides
Zotero, as an automated citation generator, cannot guarantee a 100% perfect citation. It is still your responsibility to proofread your Zotero-generated citations to make sure they are correct.
Try one of these guides to help you!
Getting extra help
If you're still having trouble using Zotero even with the help of this guide, contact me!
I'm Kathryn Vanderboll, an Instruction/Reference Librarian at AUC. See my contact information in the box on the right-hand side of this page.
I'd be happy to talk to you about any problems with Zotero, or discuss any of your other research needs.
Introduction to Zotero
Are you working on a long research project?
Are you having trouble remembering which sources that you're citing?
Do you want to avoid plagarism by keeping your sources better organized?
Do you want to save time creating your bibliography?
Zotero can help!
Zotero is a citation management program. It is very well suited to graduate students with busy and unpredictable lives, because it's free, and your account is not tied to your status as an active student. You may still use it if you take a leave of absense, or continue your education at another university.
With Zotero, you can:
- Organize the sources you use for each research project
- Create a bibliography in your required citation style
- Create in-text citations
How to Use this Guide
I've divided this guide into 4 parts. Click on the red tabs at the top of this page to go to each part.
There are videos embedded on each page. If the embedded video is too small for you to see clearly, press play, then click on the rectangular symbol at the bottom right of the video to make it full screen. (See below.)