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Zotero Resource Management: ZoteroBib

A guide to the Zotero reference manager program.

When to use ZoteroBib

  • You can't (or don't want to) install any software
  • You don't need all the features of regular Zotero
  • You just need to create a one-off bibliography

How to use ZoteroBib

Screenshot of the Cite toolbar in ZoteroBib.

Go to ZBib.org.

In the "Cite" bar, enter either the URL for a web source, the ISBN of a book, the DOI or PMID number of an article, or the title of a source. (Numbers sometimes work better than titles.) If none of those work, you can click Manual Entry and fill in the blanks.

Your bibliography appears on the page as you add sources. Use the blue bar to choose your citation style.

Screenshot of a short bibliography generated by ZoteroBib

Delete a source by mousing over it and clicking the X button that appears to the right.

To create an in-text citation or footnote, click the copy button to the right of the source and enter the page number you're citing. Then click Copy Citation and paste it into your document.

Screenshot of the in-text citation function of ZoteroBib.

Where is my work saved?

ZoteroBib stores your work in the browser on the computer you're currently using. If you clear your browser cache, it deletes the bibliography.

You can use the Link to This Version feature to create a version you can send to someone else.

Get more details about how it works here.

Information on this guide was created by Jason Puckett at Georgia State University Library and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License. The original guide can be found here.