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Reference management: Zotero

A Libguide on how to use software tools for reference management

About this section


On this page you will find information about the reference management program Zotero.

As an employee or student at the Faculty of Social Sciences you can always contact us at the library, either Ann-Sofie Zettergren, Sara Rondahl or Maja Carlson by e-mail: ref@sambib.lu.se.

What is Zotero?

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free software tool for reference management. It is free to download and also has a web browser plugin.

Zotero is available for both PC, Linux and Mac and includes the following functions:  

  • Search bibliographic databases on the Internet and import the references to your Zotero Library.
  • Use Zotero Connector to add references to your library online with just one click.
  • Organize references, images, PDFs and other files
  • Create manuscripts in Microsoft Word with built-in templates as well as automatic bibliographies.      

Zotero support online

Access full texts through Zotero Library Lookup

This short video explains how you can get access to fulltexts (such as PDFs), by using a library resolver in Zotero. Lund University's resolver link to be added is: http://lulinker.lub.lu.se 

Download Zotero

Zotero is an open, free, software. You do not need an LU license or login to download or use it. If you have a Lund University computer and cannot install software on your computer, please contact Lund University ServiceDesk for support servicedesk@lu.se or +46 46-222 90 00.


Find information about upcoming workshops offered from the Social Sciences Faculty Library (Lund University) here!