Zotero is a free reference management program that is available as a Firefox extension or as a standalone version for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Zotero allows you to collect, manage, quote and share sources.

How do you get Zotero?

Zotero is free Open Source software.

You can download Zotero directly from the provider's website free of charge.

Two different versions are available for installation, either as a Firefox extension to use directly in the Firefox browser or as a separate program (Zotero Standalone), which is independent of the browser.

If you want to use it in Word or LibreOffice you need to install the corresponding plugin.

ULB Teaching and Learning Formats

ULB offers regular courses on Zotero: Current dates

If you have any questions concerning Zotero, please contact:

Zotero features overview

  • Zotero is used to edit bibliographic data, images, graphics and tables, and to give them keywords and personal notes.
  • Zotero allows you to insert citations in your texts and automatically generate bibliographies in various citation styles.
  • Zotero can be used on any platform (Windows, Mac OS, Linux). Zotero files can be transferred from one platform to another.


The official Zotero support site offers plenty of useful information.