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Citing Your Sources

This guide will help you cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism, important for students to maintain academic integrity. It also introduces various tools for creating and managing citations, including library-supported Zotero.

About Zotero

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The Zotero citation manager (pronounced zoh-TAIR-oh) is a free and open source add-on for your internet browser (compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari). Zotero works with PC, Mac, and Linux operating systems. It allows you to collect and organize sources, generate citations and bibliographies, and share references with groups all through your web browser.

Zotero also offers ZoteroBib. This online tool allows you to simply generate a bibliography from a list of sources without creating a Zotero account or installing software.

Use the resources linked below to get started with Zotero, or to find help with using this citation manager.

You can also follow @Zotero on Twitter for updates and other info.

Get Zotero

Download Zotero and associated plug-ins using these links:

Zotero Support

Zotero Support Documentation:


Zotero LibGuides:

CCSU Librarians have created an entire guide on everything you need to know about Zotero!

Here are some guides created by other academic libraries. Please be aware that you may not have access to all links within these guides since the URLs may be specific to that college or university library.

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