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Zotero, new users: Installation and account

This guide is for users who have not had a previous citation manager account like RefWorks or is new to Zotero.

#1: Installation

Installing Zotero is a two-step process.  Step 1 is the program itself, and Step 2 allows you to connect to browsers to add citations from the web.


1. Visit
2. Click Download


3. Click the Download to the download Zotero and Connector appropriate for your OS.

4. Follow the prompts for installing on your device.

#2: Create your account

1. Visit
2. Click Log In

3. Click Register for a free account

4. Complete the fields and verify you are not a robot.