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Using Zotero

11 Steps to install Zotero

  1. Open your Chrome browser (You may also use Firefox, but we advise against Safari)
  2. Navigate to
  3. Download Zotero 5.0 for your system
  4. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (The browser you are using will appear. Chrome is recommended).
  5. Create a account (You will be prompted to do this. If you are not, go to
  6. Open the Zotero application on your computer (If it is not already be open)
  7. On a PC: In the Edit menu, select Preferences.  |  On a Mac: In the Zotero menu, select Preferences
  8. In the Sync tab of Zotero Preferences, add your username & password
  9. In the Search tab of Zotero Preferences, click Check for installer & then Install now
  10. In the Cite tab, open the Word Processors tab & the box next to Use Classic Add Citation dialog.
  11. Open Word to make sure your Zotero tools have been added. (You may have to close and re-open Word)