Business & Economics Research Guide: Zotero Standalone

General resources and research tips for business research.

Please Note

In the left column of this page is a video tutorial and in the right column are written instructions (with screenshots)

Important Note about the Zotero Installation (Macs & PCs)

Close all of your Microsoft Office programs before starting the Zotero install

(A plug-in for Word will automatically be installed when you install the Zotero software)

Video Tutorial: Installing & Syncing Zotero (for PCs)

Step 1: Install Zotero

Download and install Zotero

Download and install Zotero from the Zotero website.

(There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux.)

Step 2: Install connectors

Connectors allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library.

Install the appropriate  Zotero Connector for your browser. (Zotero will automatically detect which browser you are using)

Install connectors

Each browser has its own version of the Zotero connector, so if you use Firefox, Chrome, and Safari you'll need to install a connector for each browser you use.

Step 3: Install word processor plugin

Word processor plugins allow you to insert citations and bibliographies directly into your documents.

If the plugin for Word (Mac or PC) does not install automatically when you install Zotero, you can reinstall the plugin by doing the following:

On the toolbar in Zotero, go to:

  1. Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Click on the Cite Tab
  4. Click on the Word Processors Tab
  5. Click "Install Microsoft Word Add-In"