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Citation Management: Zotero: Installing Zotero

This guide has been adapted (with permission) from the Scholars Portal Zotero LibGuide.

How Zotero works

Zotero has three components:

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

Installing Zotero and Zotero Connector

  • Install Zotero 5.0 and Zotero Connector here, then restart your browser.
    • If you have Mac, select  macOS option.
  • Zotero Connector is also available for Safari, Chrome,and Opera. (Note: Zotero works best in Chrome or Firefox.  Some features do not work in Safari)
  • If you're using OpenOffice - Install the Word or OpenOffice plug-in here

Zotero with Internet Explorer

Zotero is not compatible with Internet Explorer. To use Zotero, download Firefox or Chrome for free!