Third Party Documentation
This page lists Zotero documentation written by third parties. Read on to check whether Zotero documentation already exists for your institution, or to learn how you can easily create your own documentation.
You might want to write your own Zotero documentation to introduce users to Zotero, or to offer institution-specific information, e.g. by pointing users to local workshops, training opportunities and support.
Feel free to copy and repurpose any content (text, images, videos, etc.) from the Zotero website to help support and promote Zotero.
We always welcome contributions to this page and to the rest of the Zotero wiki (see Documentation to register for a wiki account). You can also join the Zotero Evangelists Google Group for more information.
Updated for Zotero 5.0
- Emory University Libraries. Created by Erin Mooney, Instructional Librarian.
- Georgia State University. Created by Jason Puckett, Online Learning Librarian and author of Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers, and Educators. (LibGuide available for adaptation with attribution: it's covered under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United State License).
- Wake Forest University ZSR Library. Created by Kyle Denlinger, eLearning Librarian.
- Washington & Lee University Library. Created by Emily Cook, Research and Outreach Librarian.
Note that most of the documentation listed below was written for older versions of Zotero and may not be completely accurate for Zotero 5.
Customized Quick Start Guides
A number of school libraries have put together very basic Zotero pages. Most of these pages have co-opted a bit of text from Zotero’s homepage, offering some basic installation instructions, maybe an embedded video on using Zotero and usually information on customizing Zotero to the specific institution. Other libraries have chosen to develop their own versions of Zotero’s quick start guide. In the examples below librarians at each of these institutions made their own set of screenshots, walking through what they saw as the key uses of Zotero for their patrons.
Extensive Institution Usage
Other libraries and campus educators have developed more extensive guides. Each of these examples attempts to provide greater detail related to issues specific to groups of researchers or library audiences at their institutions.
- Purdue University; includes video tutorials to get beginners familiar with Zotero and Zotero groups.
- Zotero and LaTeX/BibTeX, PDF by Christine Malinowski for MIT Libraries (2018).
- Zotero Workshop Outline and Notes, from James Jacobs, Stanford University (2017).
- Annotated Zotero Group Bibliography assignment by Brian Croxall (2010).
- Zotero and Flickr, from Kathryn Greenhill (2009).
- Zotero as a Note-taking Tool for Historians: Presentation by Harold Marcuse, University of California Santa Barbara (2007).
- Zotero and LibX: Archived tutorial by Jacob Glenn for University of Michigan (2007).
Below are links to archival copies of third party guides formerly featured on this list, but no longer maintained by their host institutions or web pages. In most cases these are several versions out of date and may not include images or videos, but may still contain links or other information of interest to documentation developers.
- Cubberley Education Library at Stanford (2007-2013).
- George Mason University: Citation migration guide (2010).
- Handout: Moving from Endnote to Zotero (PDF; 2008).
- Harvard University: Using Zotero for Archival Research (2014).
- La Trobe University (2011).
- Lincoln Mullen (personal website): How to create a workflow in Zotero (2009).
- Murdoch University: Thing 13: Zotero Citation Manager by Kate Freedman (2009).
- Wake Forest University Library (2008).