Zotero is a free reference management tool that helps you collect and save references to books, articles, PDFs etc. This makes it easy to insert references and bibliographies into your theses and assignments.

With Zotero you can:

  • import references when using different search tools and databases in the browsers Chrome, Firefox or Safari
  • insert references into your texts when using a word processor like MS Word, Google Drive or Libre Office
  • create bibliographies for your work
  • work from different computers as Zotero synchronizes your references between the devices and your on-line account
  • add PDFs to your library and create references from them (300 MB free storage space provided)
  • work in Windows, Mac OS or Linux

Do not upload confidential documents

Users are responsible that documents that requires confidentiality or which are covered by secrecy are not uploaded to Zotero's cloud service.

To use Zotero

Create a user account and download the programme on your computer via the Zotero website. Under Zotero Guides below, you can find different guides that will help you get going.

The Library also offers introductions in EndNote Desktop to students and employees at Linköping University. For further information, see under Book an introduction.

Download Zotero at the Zotero website

Zotero Guides

Zotero Guide (Linköping University Library)
Zotero Frequently Asked Questions
Zotero Quick Start Guide
Get Help with Zotero
User Forums (international forum for Zotero users)

For basic support you can also contact us via biblioteket@liu.se

Contact us or book an introduction

Book an introduction

As a LiU student or employee, you can book an introduction to Zotero. Make sure you have the software installed before the meeting.

Book an appointment


If you have questions regarding Zotero of a basic nature or want to book an introduction for your group, you are welcome to email us at: biblioteket@liu.se

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