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Collect, manage, and cite research sources.

Step 1. Install Zotero Standalone

Installing Zotero Standalone a basically the same for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Just make sure if you are installing for Linux, that you choose the proper version for your computer. If your computer is newer than 2013, chances are that your computer is 64-bit.

By installing Zotero Standalone, you are also installing the appropriate Word Processer plugin. Zotero supports the following word processors:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows (2010 - Office 365)
  • Microsoft Word for Mac (2008 - Office 365)
  • LibreOffice 5.2 or later

Step 2. Install connectors

Zotero has a powerful plugin called Zotero Connector for:

Once Zotero is installed, a Zotero Z button in the toolbar at the top of your browser window in the extension tray. This image will change depending on the type of resource that you are looking at. Clicking on this button will begin the analysis of the source you are looking at and save the bibliographic infomation to Zotero. If there is a PDF that can be downloaded from the source, Zotero will download it as well.

NOTE: To use Zotero with Opera, you need to download the Install Chrome Extension addon, which allows Opera to use Chrome Extensions. After installing this, you can install the Zotero Connector Chrome Extension.


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