Zotero, pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh," is a free citation management tool designed to be used on your personal computer.
Zotero helps you save sources and organize bibliographic references for books, articles, web pages, and other sources. When you write a paper based on the references you collected, Zotero generates citations and bibliographies for you to insert into your document as you write the paper. It also has a plug-in for most word processors, which is automatically integrated in so you can insert references you have collected as you write.
Zotero can now be used in all browsers, not just Mozilla Firefox. Open the browser of your choice and go to www.zotero.org.
Go to the Zotero Download page to begin.
You must download both Zotero 5.0 for your operating system and the Zotero Connector.
Zotero is available on all Library computers in the Firefox web browser, but it can be downloaded to other browsers too.
First, register for an online account. By creating an account, you can sync and save your bibliographic references to Zotero's servers and access your data from any computer with the Zotero for Firefox plug-in.
When you want to use Zotero on a library computer:
Your information will upload to the Zotero plug-in.
When you finish working with Zotero, sync your data to Zotero.org and restart the computer.
American Chemical Society Citation Style is not installed when you download Zotero's connector or standalone. Zotero's Style Repository can be searched to find ACS Style. You can then download the style by clicking on the name.
When a window opens asking you to open the citation file, close it. Instead click on the window asking you to install and hit install.
For further assistance with this process, see Zotero's documentation on adding styles.
Check your citations against the ACS Style Guide!!