What is Zotero?

Zotero is a free, Open Source reference management software which can manage bibliographic data and related articles and files.

How to access Zotero

You can download the software and create a free account on the Zotero web site.

  • The free account offers 300 MB storage of files such as PDFs, images etc
  • Additional storage is also available through paid subscription
  • We do not offer access to a paid subscription

Options for using Zotero

  • You can use Zotero's Library Lookup and Find Available PDF features to assist in locating the full articles of your references
  • No proxy setting is required, but may be added in the Proxies area as
    • Untick Automatically associate new hosts 
    • Login URL Scheme: https://resolver.library.uq.edu.au/openathens/redir?qurl=%u 
    • Proxied URL Scheme: %h.ap1.proxy.openathens.net/%p 
  • It is recommended to use UQ's VPN for best results
  • See details of the Library OpenURL

Zotero training and support