Zotero is a free literature management program that was developed for the Firefox browser and thus functions independently of the operating system. Its extremely simple operation makes it the ideal program for literature management, even for smaller pieces of work and thus brings benefits to people using it right at the beginning of their course of study.

The University of Bern has set up a Zotero Institutional Plan for Zotero Cloud storage. This provides all members of the University of Bern with unlimited storage in the Zotero Cloud (setup instructions).


The course is aimed at members of the University of Bern. No prior knowledge is required.


See events below.


  • Create your own reference collection, work with text components (citations)
  • Search and import from external sources
  • Manual entry of literature references
  • Insert and format citations in text
  • Compile bibliography

Course administration

Rahel Orgis, Simone Lauber