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Zotero Citation Manager Guide

This guide contains information about installing and using Zotero, a free open source reference management program.

Steps to Get Started

Before using Zotero, you will need to do three things:

  1. Create a Zotero account.
  2. Install Zotero.
  3. Install Zotero's browser connectors.

Details for completing each step are listed below. 


Using an iPad or iPhone?

The official Zotero iPad and iPhone app is available on the App Store.

The mobile version of the Zotero web library also allows you to access and edit your Zotero library on your tablet or mobile phone.

You can also save items to your Zotero account using

iOS Apps

Android Apps

How to Install Zotero

Create an account

Before getting started, you will need to create an account. Registering for an account allows you to sync your Zotero library to the cloud, create group libraries to collaborate with other Zotero users, and to monitor your storage usage.

Screenshot of the register link for Zotero






Install Zotero for Windows or Mac

Visit Choose Download to install.


Add Connectors

Choose Install to add connectors for each browser you might use to do research. 

Chrome Connector

Firefox Connector  

Edge Connector 

Safari Connector: The Zotero Connector for Safari is bundled with Zotero. It can be enabled from the Extensions pane of the Safari preferences