Zotero (/zˈtɛr/) is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials, such as PDF files. Features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies, an integrated PDF reader and note editor, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, and Google Docs. It was originally created at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and, as of 2021, is developed by the non-profit Corporation for Digital Scholarship.

Developer(s)Corporation for Digital Scholarship, previously Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
Initial releaseOctober 5, 2006; 16 years ago (2006-10-05)[1]
Stable release6.0.20[2]  (13 January 2023; 13 days ago (13 January 2023)) [±]
Written inJavaScript with SQLite backend
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux, iOS, iPadOS[3][4]
TypeReference management

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