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Zotero: Citations and Bibliography help for your Papers

Video tutorial

Creating an account

1. In the top-right corner of the Zotero website (https://www.zotero.org/download/), click Register. You can get to this place from the Zotero homepage by clicking the "download" button.

In the top-right corner of the Zotero website, click Register. Image.

2. Fill out the form with your desired username, email address, and password. Complete the Captcha, then click Register.

Forum Image: Fill out the form with your desired username, email address, and password. Complete the Captcha, then click Register.

3. Follow the prompts to verify your email address and log in to your account.

Downloading and installing Zotero

1. Access the Zotero download page.

2. Click the button on the left to download the Zotero desktop client. Open the installer and follow the on-screen prompts to install the program.

3. Click the button on the right to install the Zotero Connector extension for your browser (available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera). If prompted, confirm that you would like to install the extension.

Logging in to Zotero Desktop

1. Open the Zotero desktop app.

Desktop application Image

2. Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.

Edit menu image

3. Click the Sync tab.

Select Sync image

4. Enter your username and password, and click Set Up Syncing.

5. Each time you use the Zotero app, click the green sync icon in the upper-right corner to sync the app to your account before closing.

Home of green sync icon in the upper-right corner to sync the app to your account before closing

Installing citation plugins

1. Open the Zotero preferences.

select edit in top left corner

2. Click the Cite tab, then click Word Processors.

Reinstall Microsoft word add-in in the word processer

3. Click the Install buttons to install the Zotero plugin for Microsoft Word and/or LibreOffice.

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