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

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

Latest issues (technical usually)

Users on MacOS

  1. If your Mac is installed with new generation chips, you need to use Zotero ( to work with MS Word (version 16.44 or later).
  2. If you don't see Zotero in your MS Word ribbon, see here for possible solutions.
  3. Mac users should be using Zotero (version or later, else your Zotero Library will not sync.


Zotero Guide Book

Zotero Training Sessions


Researcher Unbound- Zotero workshops are conducted once every semester, online only. These workshops are for beginner users.

Date Time Venue Registration
13 Mar 2024 10.00am - 11:30am Zoom  Event is over
18 Sep 2024 10.00am - 11.30am Zoom watch our for our e-flyer in late Aug-early Sep 😊

If you want to explore Zotero on your own, you will need to :

  • Register a Zotero account using your email
  • Download and Install the Zotero Standalone on your laptop. If you need step-by-step instructions, please go to 'Handouts'
  • If you are working on campus, ensure that your laptop is connected to NUS Wi-Fi and that you have Microsoft Word 365 installed. Microsoft Word 2019 is good with Zotero too.

Have a Query on Zotero?

Do send your query (and screenshot, if applicable),