BibGuru - the best Zotero alternative for Students

Creating a reference list should not be a chore. With BibGuru it’s easy and intuitive.

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Zotero is one of the pioneers of reference management software. What started out as a lightweight Firefox-Addon, has now become a heavy desktop-app. Many students who just seek to generate a reference list often feel lost when seeing Zotero's user interface. Don't waste your time to figure out the series of clicks you need in Zotero when there is BibGuru - a citation and reference manager so easy to use that there is no learning curve at all.

Here's what makes BibGuru the best Zotero alternative out there:


BibGuru strives to be the fastest referencing generator out there giving you time to focus on the why and what to cite instead of how to cite.

No installation required

BibGuru works everywhere: PC, Mac, tablet, and phone. No install of a heavy desktop-app!

Simple and intuitive interface

Creating a reference list doesn't need to feel like a chore. BibGuru is as simple and intuitive as it can get. You can copy your references directly into your paper or download a readily formatted Word file.

Most accurate bibliographic data

The accuracy of your citations has an impact on your grade. Our tools run day and night polishing the metadata of millions of books and research articles to give you the most accurate citations possible. BibGuru is powered by a curated database of more than 100 million journal articles and 35 million books.

APA, Harvard, and thousands of other referencing styles

Whether you need a reference list in APA or Harvard, BibGuru has got you covered. Our team has double-checked every rule of those referencing guidelines to make sure BibGuru provides the most accurate computer-generated citations to date.

The gist: why BibGuru is the best Zotero alternative

  • It's fast - giving you time to focus on your work
  • No flood of distracting ads
  • As simple and intuitive as it can get
  • Thousands of referencing styles
  • Spend less time hunting down missing bibliographic data

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