Zotero [Zoh-TAIR-roh] is a free citation manager that collects, organizes, cites, and shares your sources.
Go to the Zotero Download Page, and click "Install Zotero"
If you are installing Zotero on a university-owned computer, you can bypass the Administration authentication page by downloading Zotero from the ITS Software Center.
A Word Processor Plugin is automatically installed when you download Zotero. This easy-to-use plug-in lets you insert citations and bibliographies directly into Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. Although the plug-in automatically installs for Microsoft Word, you can learn more about plug-in functionality on the Zotero Word Processor Plug-In site.
The Zotero Connectors allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library automatically. Open the web browser you would like to use Zotero with, and click the Zotero Connector link for that browser to install it.
Each browser has its own version of the Zotero connector, so if you use Chrome and Firefox when doing research, you'll need to install both connectors.
After you have installed the connector, be sure to close and restart the browser.
Create an account on the Zotero website and, once you've validated your new account by email, Zotero will ask you to finish setting up your preferences.
Log in on the Zotero website with your username and password, then open Zotero Standalone by clicking on the Zotero icon in the browser toolbar or opening the Zotero Standalone app from your computer's dock.
On a Mac computer: click the actions menu button (which looks like a gear), at the top of the left column and click "Preference". Then click the "'Sync" tab.
On a PC computer: click the "Edit" drop-down from the top of the app, and click "Preference", then click the "Sync" tab
Enter your username and password into the sync preferences.
Zotero will now automatically sync your saved items!