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Accessing Zotero:


  • Open the Zotero download page using the web browser you prefer to use for research.
  • Install using the Firefox or Standalone versions.  Check the way they treat the Microsoft Word plugins
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page - add the connector for the browser you have chosen, Chrome, Safari or Firefox. If you chose to use Firefox you will also have to add the plugin for Microsoft Word.
  • If necessary, restart your browser.
  • You can check the status of the connectors in Tools or Windows/Extensions (Chrome)

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About Zotero

What Zotero Does

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Installing Zotero

This video will show you how to get started. For more details, see the next page: Installing Zotero for Firefox.

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This guide is based on one created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.