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Zotero at University of Waterloo: Credits and contact

This guide will help you use the free online citation and research management tool Zotero to organize citations from Library catalogs and databases.


Chignell, Stephen. 2018. “Tutorial: The Best Reference Manager Setup (Zotero + ZotFile + Cloud Storage).”
Hachadoorian, Lee. 2013. “Free City » Setting Up a Portable Library with ZotFile.” December 14, 2013.
Puckett, Jason. 2017. Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators. Second edition. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
“Zotero Documentation.” n.d. Accessed March 22, 2019.

Getting started

Zotero is a free, open-source software.

The University of Waterloo has subscribed to Institutional Storage for Zotero. 

To create a new Zotero account and gain access to the Institutional storage, watch the video or read the PDF below.

If you have created your account with a different e-mail address, you can associate your UWaterloo address with the Zotero account to access the institutional storage. 

It is also suggested that you integrate your Zotero account with the OMNI (Uwaterloo Library catalogue) by following the instructions in the video and PDF provided below.  This will assist you in obtaining PDFs.

Contact us!

If you need/want additional assistance, please reach out with your question.  We provide hands-on teaching of Zotero for classes and groups.  Reach out and we can set up a session.

Zotero assistance