Advantages of CSL & Zotero
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Zotero powered by CSL

Zotero is a free reference manager available for Windows, Mac and Linux as well as tablets and mobile phones. With Zotero you can efficiently collect sources organise them, share them, and cite themThe integration of the Citation Style Language enables you to easily zu cite and create zu bibliographies.

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Free & Open Source

Zotero has committed itself to supporting open software and open standards and has helped to develop the Citation Style Language, which is used in most reference programmes today. All software created by Zotero is freely available for others to use and modify.

Regular improvements & updates

Zotero has been around since 2006, and has been working every day since then to make it better and better. Regularly new features are released, with fast bug fixes. Support of new versions of operating systems, browsers and word processing programmes are supported as soon as they are available.

Excellent support

The software you rely on for your research must work. If you have a question about Zotero, you can often get an answer within a few minutes directly from a Zotero developer or an experienced community member.

Being part of the CSL team I also like to spend my time helping people in the forum with questions about citations, citation styles, etc.

Data protection

Zotero is operated by an independent, non-profit organisation which has no financial interest in your data, and take into account Data protection in every decision they make.

Apply citation styles in Zotero

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Using citation styles in Zotero is very simple. And this is how it works:

  1. Adding sources: Start by adding your sources to your Zotero library. You can do this manually by entering the information by hand, but it is recommended to use the automatic data collection function via browser addon to retrieve information from websites and databases.
  2. Select citation style: Once you have added your sources, you can select the desired citation style. To do this, click on the cogwheel icon in Zotero, go to "Settings" and then to "Cite". Here you can select the desired style.
  3. Generating citations: In your document, you can access the Zotero toolbar in your word processing programme. Click on "Add/edit citation" and select the desired source from your Zotero library. Zotero will automatically generate the citation in the selected citation style.
  4. Creating a bibliography: You can create your bibliography at the end of your document by clicking on "Add bibliography" and selecting the desired citation style. Zotero will list the entire list of sources used throughout the document.
  5. Hand in your thesis/paper. 😉

As mentioned above in step 2, you need the correct citation style. Many universities use public citation styles, which you can find in the zotero style repository. There are now more than 10,000 styles available (I have probably created 1,000 of them by now).

If you can't find the style you need, I have more than 60 styles available here in my shop . And of course you can always write to me if you need a Style made to measure or you have some specific questions about a certain style.

Citation Style Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo – Facultad de Ciencias – Escuela de Biología

39,99   (incl. VAT)

FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management
Zitierstil FOM Hochschule

39,99   (incl. VAT)

Citation Style Technische Hochschule Köln – Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences CICS

39,99   (incl. VAT)


Zotero is a powerful tool for researchers to organise research materials and apply citation styles correctly to your documents. With its intuitive user interface and its ability to automatically capture bibliographic information and generate citations in different styles you can save time and minimise the risk of citation errors.

Whether you're a student, academic or author, Zotero can help you make your research more efficient and ensure that your citations meet academic standards. Give Zotero a try and make your life easier when it comes to

source organisation, annotation and citation.

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