Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software — the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references — and the best aspects of modern software and web applications, such as the ability to organize, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero interacts seamlessly with online resources: when it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, it can automatically extract and save complete bibliographic references. Zotero effortlessly transmits information to and from other web services and applications, and it runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices.

To learn more about what Zotero can do, visit our Support pages.

To find out where Zotero is going, read our Roadmap.

Zotero is a production of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the Corporation for Digital Scholarship. It has been generously funded by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


  • Sean Takats, Director
  • Dan Stillman, Lead Developer
  • Simon Kornblith, Senior Developer
  • Faolan Cheslack-Postava, Senior Developer


  • Michael Berkowitz
  • Jeremy Boggs
  • Dan Cohen
  • Fred Gibbs
  • Kari Kraus
  • Josh Greenberg
  • Shekhar Krishnan
  • Asa Kusuma
  • Jon Lesser
  • Debbie Maron
  • David Norton
  • Trevor Owens
  • Ben Parr
  • Elena Razlogova
  • Roy Rosenzweig
  • Connie Moon Sehat
  • Ramesh Srigiriraju
  • Raymond Yee