Your personal
research assistant

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.


Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux

Screenshot of the Zotero desktop application

Collect with a click.

Zotero is the only software that automatically senses research on the web. Need an article from JSTOR or a preprint from A news story from the New York Times or a book from a library? Zotero has you covered, everywhere.

Organize your way.

Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.

Cite in style.

Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word and LibreOffice. With support for over 8,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.

Stay in sync.

Zotero automatically synchronizes your data across your devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic data seamlessly up to date. Even without Zotero installed, you can always access your research from any web browser.

Collaborate freely.

Zotero lets you freely collaborate with fellow researchers and distribute class materials to your students. With no restrictions on membership, you can share your Zotero library in public or in private.

Ready to try Zotero?