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Citation Management Tools

Get Zotero!

1. Download the Zotero application by clicking this link -

2. Install a connector for your browser.

Download and Install


  • Use Google Chrome or Firefox browser
  • Go to the Zotero Download page
  • The site will automatically detect your operating system (Win, Mac, Linux*) and browser.
  • Zotero DOES NOT work with Chromebooks or Office 365
  • Download Zotero 5.0 and browser Connector

Installation of Zotero

  • Close any Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word)
  • Open the downloaded Zotero file (.exe or .dmg).
  • Follow the installation directions
    • Zotero and an MS Word add-in will be installed
  • Open the Zotero program
  • Open MS Word
    • Notice the word Zotero on your toolbar.

Installation of Browser Connector (Add-on/extension)

  • Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (best with Chrome or Firefox)
    • Browser may restart after installation
    • You'll notice a Zotero icon (a "Z" or a small rectangle) on the right side of your browser toolbar.