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Getting Started with Zotero

Learn how to add, manage, and organize your references in Zotero, then cite them in MS Word and create a bibliography.

4.5 / 5.0
929 students1 hours 15 minutes

Created by Catherine Pope, offered on Udemy

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This online course is for anyone who would like to learn Zotero (pronounced zoh-TAIR-oh), a free tool for managing and citing your bibliographic references. The lessons are designed for complete beginners and I'll walk you through every step with clear instructions, and short videos. The course is also suitable for anyone who has been using Zotero for a little while, but suspects they're not taking advantage of all the features, such as color-coding tags and creating saved searches.

I've been using Zotero for nearly 10 years and it's definitely made my life much easier. I love to make your life easier, too!

We'll cover topics including:


  • Hello & Welcome

  • Installing Zotero

  • Finding Your Way Around

Adding Items to Your Zotero Library

  • How to Add Books

  • How to Add Journal Articles

  • How to Link to External Files

  • How to Add Webpages

  • How to Import Your Mendeley Library

  • How to Import Your EndNote Library

Organising Your Zotero Library

  • Working with Collections

  • Working with Tags

  • How to Create Related Items

  • How to Create Notes

  • Basic Searching

  • Advanced Searching

  • Creating a Saved Search

Creating Citations and Bibliographies

  • Using Zotero with Word

  • Creating a Citation in Word

  • Creating a Bibliography in Word

  • Working with Styles

  • Using Zotero with Google Docs

It should take you no more than 2 hours to complete the course. By this time you'll be a confident Zotero user and ready to produce well-formatted academic papers.

What you will learn

  • Manage thousands of references with ease.
  • Output them in different formats.
  • Collect useful references
  • Record what you've read.
  • Create bibliographies in seconds.
  • Produce well formatted academic papers.


  • You'll just need a PC or Mac and an internet connection. There's no need to install Zotero in advance, as we'll cover this step at the beginning.
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  • Price: $19.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 1 hours 15 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.3/10

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