Citation management

Support with Zotero

Self-serve Zotero video workshop

Interested in learning the basics of saving, organizing, and generating citations using a free, open-source citation manager? Watch the video tutorial below and join an OISE Librarian to learn all the fundamentals you'll need to get started! 

Please note that we are only offering this workshop in asynchronous form for the Fall 2023 semester. This workshop runs for 1 hour 2 minutes. This video was recorded in September 2023.

Workshop follow-up: Zotero Q&A hours (on Zoom)

Once you've watched the Introduction to Zotero video tutorial, you should be ready to start saving and citing sources in Zotero. But what happens if you hit a snag or a struggle that you're not able to resolve on your own?

This Fall 2023 semester, the OISE Library team is offering 3 Zotero Q&A sessions, where you can bring your Zotero questions and challenges to in-house experts. We welcome all questions, from beginner to expert!

Join us on Zoom anytime between 10am-12pm on: 

  • October 11th
  • November 8th 
  • December 13th 

Other helpful resources

Citing your papers is an important part of the research process. It helps you situate yourself within the literature of your field and become part of the scholarly conversation!

However, citing your papers can also be a frustrating and time-consuming part of the research process. Citation management software can help you save time by streamlining the process of saving & organizing sources. Using a citation management tool can help you:

  • collect citations from online databases and library catalogues,
  • organize, edit, and search through the citations you've saved,
  • insert in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies into your papers as you write, and
  • create bibliographies in well-known styles like APA and MLA.

Some popular citation management software tools at OISE are RefWorks and Zotero. You can find more information and software options here:  

OISE Library Citation Resources:  

Other Citation Guidelines, Activities, and Demos:

If you have more questions about citation management, get in touch with us at or connect with us in person at one of our research service points.