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Zotero - Collect, Organize, Cite and Share your Research Sources: Installation

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Where and What Do I Download?

You can download Zotero, both Mac and PC versions on the Zotero download page.

When it comes to using Zotero, please download the Zotero Standalone version. Zotero Standalone is a separate, browser-independent application.

One of Zotero's most compelling features is its ability to scrape bibliographic metadata from websites with a single click. In order to do this, Zotero Standalone needs to communicate with the browser you are using, which can be done by installing one of the Zotero Connectors:

  • FireFox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera connectors can be installed by following the respective download links under the Zotero Standalone download button on the page linked to above.

How do I install Zotero?

  • To install Zotero Standalone, visit the Zotero download page and click on the red “Zotero for {Your Operating System}” button on the right. Your browser will download the setup file, which you would then use to install Zotero just like any other application on your computer.
  • Make sure to also add the appropriate Zotero Connector for your browser to enable one-click metadata scraping from websites.

Installing Zotero

Troubleshooting Installation Issues

If you've installed Zotero but are facing issues with Zotero, please visit the Zotero's support page. It contains useful FAQs and a comprehensive knowledge bank that should answer most of your issues.


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