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What is Zotero?

Zotero is a reference management tool. This is a piece of software you can use to collect, organize, annotate and cite research. 

You can use Zotero to:

  • Quickly save reference information from the web with just one click.
  • Automatically create citations and bibliographies.
  • Organise your references and notes with tags and folders.
  • Back up and share your research.

Is Zotero right for you? 

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Zotero Storage

The University of Sussex has a subscription to Zotero, which means our staff and students have unlimited storage! 
If you register for Zotero using your Sussex university email address, you will have unlimited storage automatically. 

If you've registered for Zotero with your personal email address, you can upgrade to unlimited storage for free by following these steps:

  • Log in to Zotero in your browser.
  • Visit your Zotero account settings page.
  • Scroll down to the 'Manage email addresses' section​.
  • Add your Sussex University email as an additional email address. ​
  • Verify this email address by clicking the link in the verification email from Zotero.​ 

You should now have unlimited storage. To check, visit your Zotero Storage page.

When leaving the University, you can add your personal email address using the same method to keep your Zotero library's content (although, keep in mind, your storage limit will revert to 300MB). 

Getting Set Up