What is Zotero?
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Why use Zotero?
How do you get started?
1)Download and install Zotero.
2)Register for a free account.
3)Sync your account
4)Start adding citations!
Zotero for Firefox
Zotero for Firefox - Word or LibreOffice Plugin
You can also install the Firefox plugin for Word or Libreoffice which allows you to insert citations and bibliographies directly into your document.
Zotero for Standalone
Zotero Standalone runs as a separate application and plugs into your choice of browser. You can use Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
Plugins for Word and LibreOffice are included.
For more information about Zotero Standalone, please check out their Installation Guide.
Please be aware that Lakehead has no institutional connection to Zotero, which is a freely developed and freely accessible online resource. Although the Zotero user forums are quite useful, Zotero does not provide official support to its users. Lakehead library staff will be happy to assist you with Zotero as a fellow user, but we will be unable to intervene on your behalf to address problems such as lost data, which was sometimes possible with RefWorks.
How do you create an account in Zotero?
After you download Zotero, you will be prompted to register for a Zotero Account.
Syncing your Zotero Account is a way to that you can work from different computers and ensure that your citations are saved to your account.
How do you sync your Zotero account?
Click on the gear icon in your Zotero account and select Preferences.
Click on the Sync tab and enter your Zotero username and password.
For more information about syncing your Zotero account, please check out their Syncing Guide.