Zotero Research Management Software: Install & Sync
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
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)
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:
- Click on the Cite Tab
- Click on the Word Processors Tab
- Click "Install Microsoft Word Add-In"