Zotero is an open source software which you can use free of charge for reference management on Windows, macOS or Linux operating systems.


  • Save bibliographic data during your Internet research
  • Collect and organize your references, add tags to your references and annotate them
  • Save and search full texts
  • Use the plug-in for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice to add citations to your text and to automatically create a bibliography.
  • Select or modify a citation style
  • GoogleDocs integration
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds

You can also create a user account in order to

  • access your data online from any computer
  • synchronize data between various devices
  • work together in teams

Download and installation

Workshops and consultancy services

Current course schedule

Reference Management with Zotero

We are happy to offer additional courses, if required.


Make an appointment for a consultation or send your questions to literaturverwaltung.ub



Team Literaturverwaltung

Team Literaturverwaltung

University of Mannheim
Universitätsbibliothek Schloss Schneckenhof West
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment