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Reference Management Software: Zotero

This guide will introduce you to the variety of Reference Management Software NTU Library supports and give you tips on how to make the most out of them.

Introduction to Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy to use reference management software that enables users to collect, organise and use their references in their academic writings.

It can be easily downloaded from the official website here:

Where to download

Zotero can be downloaded freely from the website directly:

You can also install the Chrome Connector which allows you to export references from your browser into your Zotero Collection in the Chrome Webstore.

Consultation with NTU Librarians

Consultation by Appointment:

Reference Management Software consultation for EndNote, Mendeley & Zotero  is open to all NTU students and staff who wish to learn specific  features or  related enquiries. 

Please email to make an appointment.


This Introduction to Zotero workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as:

  • installing Zotero,
  • adding citations to your Zotero library,
  • organizing and managing your citations
  • using the Microsoft Word plug-in to insert citations from Zotero into your documents

*As part of safe distancing measures implemented against the spread of COVID-19, NTU Library will be conducting workshops and consultations via online platforms until further notice.
Zotero Workshop Schedule

14 Feb 2020 (Fri), 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM           [CLOSED]

2 Mar 2020 (Mon), 2:30 PM – 4.00 PM              [CLOSED]

2 Apr 2020 (Thu), 2:30 PM – 4.00 PM               [Cancelled]  

11 May 2020 (Mon), 2:30 PM – 3.30 PM            [Register Here]  This session will be conducted online via MS Teams.

22 May 2020 (Fri), 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM          [Register Here]  This session will be conducted online via MS Teams.

Additional Resources

Do note that although Zotero is a free software, there are limitations to the space available to a free account.

For further assistance, please refer to the official guides provided by Zotero or seek advice in these forums.