How to download, set-up and use the free citation management software, Zotero

About Zotero

Zotero has three components:

  • The library/software that keeps all of your references organized
  • The browser connector that can grab citation information off of a web page
  • The Word (or Google Doc) plug-in that can produce formatted in-text citations and a bibliography.

We recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browser.

Installing Zotero

  1. Go to http://www.zotero.org/download

  2. Download Zotero 5.0 for Mac or Windows

  3. Click to install the Chrome Connector (May not work in Safari)

  4. Go to “Register” and input email address and password information


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