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Guide on using Zotero app and web app

Review for Prior to Workshops


NOTE: During the workshop we won't spend time walking through the download and installation process

  1. If you use Microsoft Word, close all Microsoft Office products prior to downloading Zotero.
    • This allows Zotero to add a plug-in in Word during installation, which is beneficial for in-text citations and bibliographies.
    • The Chrome connector (see below) works with Google Docs
  2. Go to using Firefox or Chrome
  3. Download and install Zotero 6.0 (must have admin rights to your computer)
  4. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (use Firefox or Chrome).
    • Allows fast collection of citations/abstracts (and PDFs) from databases.
  5. Create a Zotero account (,
    • It's a backup citations/abstracts in the cloud (access anywhere),
    • Share citations with a group
    • Works with Google Docs via Chrome.
  6. Optional: Review the rest of this guide