Skip to main content

Zotero: Getting Started

This is a brief introduction to the Zotero citation and reference manager.

Register and Download Zotero

To get started, register for a Zotero account using the link in the upper right, and download the Zotero Desktop app from the Zotero website.

Zotero Home Page

Install the Zotero Connector

To add items from the URI Libraries Search, databases, and the web, you'll need to install the Zotero Connector for your browser. When you download Zotero, you will see the option to add the connector, or you can add it later.


Zotero connector listed on Zotero Downloads page



Once it's added, you will see an icon in your browser toolbar that may look like a Z (for Zotero), or it may look like a sheet of paper. Click on this icon any time you see an item you'd like to add to Zotero.


Zotero Connector icon in browser toolbar



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.