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Zotero Citation Software

guide to using the free Zotero citation and research management program

Install Zotero

Visit the Zotero website to install the program and the associated browser plugin.  

Step 1 of 2. Install Zotero

Download and install Zotero from the Zotero website.

(There are versions for these operating systems: Windows, Mac or Linux.)

image from a Zotero program showing collections and saved citations

Step 2 of 2. Browser extensions

Browser extensions allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library. Install the Zotero Connector in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Note: Zotero does not work with Internet Explorer.

image of Google Chrome message window: "Zotero Connector for Chome is now installed"

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