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Citing Sources: Zotero

Citation styles and tools for citing sources/managing citations

Tips for Users who are Blind or have Low Vision

  • Zotero seems to be the citation manager that works best with screen readers.
  • Check out this thread from Zotero for some workarounds.

Zotero Fast Facts


Zotero is a free citation manager available as a standalone program that can be downloaded for Mac, Windows, & Linux, as well as a Firefox add-on. You can use Zotero as either its standalone program, its Firefox incarnation, or both. With Zotero, you can:

  • Create an account to save, organize, cite, & share your sources
  • Store PDFs, images, audio files, video files, etc.
  • Sort your sources into collections that mimic iTunes playlists
  • Create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies in thousands of citation styles
  • Create citations in Word & OpenOffice
  • Sync data across devices
  • Share sources with others & work together with a colleague or group