Zotero is a free bibliographic referencing tool designed to help you collect, organise and manage your research. You can attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations and organise them into collections for different projects. It can also be used to create bibliographies and citations in your documents using your chosen referencing style.
Zotero is the recommended bibliographic referencing tool for the AGLC style.
Zotero can be used either as a plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox web browser or as a standalone program that works with your web browser of choice, eg. Chrome, Safari. Browse the Zotero download page for further directions.
The Browser plugin for Zotero allows you to access your references on your browser. If you are not connected to the internet, you can still see your references, even though you can't see your cloud account for Zotero. To get the plugin for your preferred browser:
Navigate to the Zotero Downloads page, and select Download or Install depending on your preference
Follow the download instructions
Step 3: Set up Zotero syncing
If you chose to create a Zotero online account, you can now set up Zotero syncing to sync your data across multiple computers, access your library online, or collaborate in group libraries. Follow these steps to get started.
Open the Zotero application from your dock, launcher, or filesystem.
Select “Preferences…” from the Zotero menu (Mac) or the Edit menu (Windows/Linux), and then select the Sync tab.
Under 'Data Syncing', input your username and password.
Step 4: Choosing your citation style
Zotero comes with the main commonly used referencing citation styles already loaded.