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Reference Management


Zotero is an open source software for managing both offline and online sources. A special feature of Zotero is the possibility of integration in your browser and in your word processor. Thus, you can add sources to your database originating directly from the browser or create source references as well as a bibliography in your word processor and update them at any time. You also have the possibility of saving entire websites.


The software is operated by a browser plug-in (the so-called Zotero Connector), which is freely available on the Zotero website for common browser types (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and for various operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux).


If you are interested in training on Zotero, you can find the current training dates here.


Installation and First Launch

You can download and install Zotero at The first time you launch it, a browser window opens, and you can also install the Zotero Connector to use Zotero at its best. If no browser window opens, or if you want to install the plugin at a later time, you can download and install the Zotero Connector separately at the page linked above.


More about installing Zotero:

Tip: If you have any further questions about Zotero, it is also worth taking a look at the forum or GitHub.


The first time you launch the program after installing the plugin, Zotero will greet you with the following window:

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