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EndNote, BibTeX : Managing your References: Zotero

Why Zotero?

Zotero is a free bibliographic management multi-platform tool for Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. There are Zotero apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Every user is given 300 MB of free storage on the website. By default, Zotero data is stored in the user's Firefox profile.

The data and the files of the Zotero library are synchronized and the user always works with the same library, even on multiple computers.Via the Zotero server, libraries can be shared among several users.

Zotero is very effective for capturing web pages and for retrieving PDF metadata.

Zotero is supported by a very large and active community (see the Zotero Forums and the frequently asked questions).


To format citations and bibliographies, Mendeley, Zotero, and Papers use the Citation Style Language (CSL), an XML-based language.

IMPORTANT: The Library does not develop French versions of the APA style for Zotero. See the guide Logiciels de gestion bibliographique for APA styles in French available in the Zotero Style Repository.