Skip to Main Content


Guide on this free citation manager

Install both parts!

To use Zotero, you'll need to install two things:

  1. The Zotero application itself
  2. A connector to allow your browser to save citations to Zotero

Both of these are available from the Zotero download page.

Step 1. Install the Zotero application

Download and install Zotero from the Zotero website. (There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux.)

Below is a screenshot of the Zotero application.

Screenshot of Zotero application

Step 2. Install connectors

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

The Zotero downloads page should automatically detect what browser you're using and give you a link.

Below is a screenshot of the Zotero Connector icon that will appear on browser bar after installation.

Screenshot of Zotero Connector icon that appears on browser bar

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