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Zotero: Zotero Basics and Downloads

Zotero Add-Ons

Maximize your Zotero experience with these add-ons:

  • Zotero Mobile Apps
    iOS and Andriod developers have been hard at work creating apps so that you can get the most out of Zotero on your mobile devices!
  • Zotero Bookmarklet
    The Zotero Bookmarklet is a bookmark you add to your browser to save the page you are reading directly to your Zotero library
  • ZotPad:
    Access your Zotero library on your iPad or iPhone with this free app.

    Downloading Zotero

    Get Zotero:

    •  Zotero 4.0 Standalone (On the Right of the Page):
      For Mac, Windows, and Linux; You will also want to add the connectors for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

    Not sure if you should get the Standalone or For-Firefox version? Read 'What Version Should I Choose'

    How does it work?

    Zotero is comprised of three components:

    • Translators - Interpret meta-data from websites, databases, videos, images, etc.
    • Styles - Choose from over 20 standard citation styles and add more if necessary.
    • Storage - Zotero lives in your browser using your Firefox profile; you are given 100MB of free storage.

    Once you get Zotero installed on your Firefox browser, look for the Zotero icon on the lower right side of the browser.

    What does "Zotero" mean?

    'Zotero' is based on the Albanian word "zotëroj," which means “to acquire, to master,” in terms of learning.

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    This guide is based on the Zotero LibGuide by Marie Sciangula

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