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This guide explains how to use Zotero to store and organize your own collection of references and to automatically generate in-text citations and reference lists in various citation styles, including APA and MLA.

Searching in Zotero

The following instructions on Searching in Zotero for items in a library or collection can be found on Zotero's Searching page:

  • Quick Search
  • Advanced Search
  • PDF Full-Text Indexing

Sorting in Zotero

Instructions on Sorting items in Zotero can be found on Zotero's Sorting page.

Items can be sorted by the following:

  • Attachments
  • Title
  • Creator
  • Date
  • Publisher
  • Publication
  • Date Added
  • Extra
  • Notes
  • Date Modified
  • Item Type
  • Year