University of Bergen Library
Course by the Medical Library

Introduction to Zotero on April 19, 2023

Free course for students and employees at the Faculty of Medicine and Helse Bergen

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Zotero is a free referencing tool. You can collect references via the Zotero desktop app and the Zotero browser extension (Zotero Connector) and store them locally and/or in the cloud via your Zotero account.

This course should allow you to get started with Zotero for collecting references and generating citations/reference lists.


  • Collecting references from reference databases, web pages, PDFs and more
  • Editing references
  • Manual entry of references
  • Generating reference lists
  • Citing and writing
  • Backup, syncing and sharing

You are encouraged to bring your own computer. Make sure that you install the Zotero app and the browser extension before the course starts.

Install Zotero for Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge

The course language is English unless all participants speak Norwegian. A minimum of 5 participants is required for this course. The course will be at the Medical Library. However, digital participation via Zoom is also possible. The Zoom-link for the course will be sent in advance to registered participants.

Please use the registration form to register for this course.
If you have questions related to this course, please contact Elisabeth Ebner.

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