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Zotero Citation Manager

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.

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.

Register link for Zotero


Install Zotero for Windows or Mac

Visit Choose Download to install.

Download link for Zotero for Windows  OR Link to Install Zotero for Mac

Add Connectors

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

*NOTE: As of September 2018, Zotero no longer supports the Safari extension due to changes at Apple. (This is an Apple issue, not a Zotero issue.) If you are using a Zotero and an older version of Safari (NOT Safari 12), it might work for a while, but with the update to Safari you will no longer be able to use the Zotero extension.



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