Using the free referencing tool Zotero to collect a variety of materials that you might want to cite in an essay.


Referencing your reading in your work demonstrates that you have conducted a thorough and appropriate literature search. Reference management software helps you to record the details of the information you find and to generate lists of citations and a bibliography.

Your librarian can support you with using reference management tools

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

  • Capture referencing data using ISBNs or DOIs
  • Intelligent web browser add-on for digital resources
  • Organise resources into different collections
  • Microsoft Word add-in
  • Generate citations in a huge variety of referencing styles
  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Export to EndNote and RefWorks

Zotero is available to download from the Software Hub.

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