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How to Use Zotero

Zotero: Citation management software that saves, collects, organizes, cites, and shares research sources.

Download, Create, Sync


  1. Install the 6.0 version for Linux, Mac OS or PC.
  2. Install the extension for your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).
  3. Restart your browser.

Create an Account

  1. Create a Zotero account.  This'll allow you to access your Zotero library on any computer with Internet access. 
  2. From your computer desktop, open Zotero.


  1. To sync your citations and files online across multiple devices.... 
  2. Choose Edit.
  3. Choose Preferences.
  4. Choose Sync tab.
  5. Enter your Zotero account information.
  6. Do this on all the computers you use and Zotero will automatically sync.