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Guide to Zotero for Harvard Law Students

Zotero Content Management System

Zotero is a content management system that is helpful for storing and organizing research materials for scholarly writing.  At HLS, it is primarily used by students who are writing LLM papers and SJD dissertations, although it is freely available to all Harvard affiliates.

The law library has offered Zotero training classes for LLM and SJD students for several years.  This guide provides links to the materials discussed during that training class.  You can also download the slide deck from the class that was offered in May 2020 below.

To sign up for a future offering of this class, or any other library research classes, visit the law library's research training calendar at

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