Please note: the University of Birmingham currently supports and advises on the use of Endnote not Zotero. Endnote Desktop is recommended for doctoral and other researchers; and EndNote Online for students on taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This guide is for information for anyone investigating or using Zotero. Enquiries regarding use or problems encountered with Zotero should be directed to the provider[s] or through user support channels.
Zotero is an open-source, web-based referencing software programme.
As with other programmes, you can store references from many sources in Zotero, and combine it with Word (or Google Docs) to add citations and generate bibliographies (reference lists) to documents.
The browser extension saves many individual items effectively, as well as multiple items from bibliographic databases such as Ovid group, EBSCO, Proquest.
An excellent guide to using Zotero has been produced by Jason Puckett of Georgia State University Library in the USA.