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Writing 101: In Stitches : Zotero

Prof. Stutts, Fall 2019

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Zotero is a free, open source, easy-to-use citation management tool that helps you to collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.

How to Set Up Zotero

How to Set Up Zotero

  1. Go to
    • Select register
    • Fill out the registration form
    • Authenticate your account via your email
    • If you want to use Zotero after graduation, you may want to register with a personal email account
  2. Download Zotero 5.0 at
  3. Download the Zotero Connector, for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
    Zotero 5.0 and Zotero Connector download screen
  4. Open Zotero on your desktop
  5. Sync Zotero to your account 
    • In your Zotero library, select Zotero-->Preferences-->Sync (Mac); Edit-->Preferences-->Sync (Windows)
      A screenshot of the Zotero preferences screen
    • Enter in your account information
    • Click Set up Syncing
    • Click the Green sync button in the upper-right hand corner to manually sync

               A screenshot of the green Zotero synch button

6. Start adding references!

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