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Guide to using Zotero reference management software

Installing Zotero

The first step to installing Zotero is to download the software. There are four components that you need to download in order to use all the facilities on Zotero:

  1. The Desktop Application.
  2. The Browser Connector (we recommend you download the Connector on Firefox or Chrome).
  3. The MS Word Plugin.
  4. Zot File which allows you to mark up PDF documents and extract these annotations.

You can only download Zotero after you have created an account. If you have not done this, go to the previous step and register with Zotero.

Next, go to the downloads page on the Zotero website. Zotero will recognise the operating system you have. In the example below, Zotero has recognised an iOS system for the Mac. But if you are using a Windows machine, you will be prompted to download the software for Windows.

Screenshot of the download options for Zotero