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How to Use Zotero

A guide to using the Zotero citation management tool

How to Download Zotero

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Go to to download the latest version of Zotero or to install their browser connector.

Downloads are available for multiple operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. The Zotero download site will try to detect your operating system and offer the matching installer.

The Zotero Connector is also available for multiple browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. The Zotero download site will try to detect your current browser and offer the appropriate connector.

Installing Zotero

For text how-to installation instructions view the Install & Set Preferences (Zotero 5.0) guide from the Harvard Kennedy School Library. The guide will lead you through installation and setting up your Zotero account so that your library will sync when you download new items.