1. Go to the Zotero Download page.
3. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser(s)
We recommend Chrome or Firefox, not Safari.
If you don't see these tools, visit our Troubleshoot page.
An account is not required, however, having one enables you to:
To create an account:
Things you can do with your online account:
Things you can't do:
Use on mobile devices
Or when the browser Connector is not installed (example: NPS networked computers)
With the Bookmarklet, you can add items your online library (zotero.org), then when you are using your own computer with the desktop program installed, you can work in Word to cite in your paper.
Add an additional email address so you can continue access if your original email account becomes inactive, For example, if you used your NPS email originally, you can switch to your personal email account as primary after you leave.
Edit > Preferences
Zotero > Preferences
While Zotero stores all data locally on your computer by default, Syncing allows you work with your data from any computer with the Zotero application installed, and access your online library (zotero.org) on any computer with Internet access. it also allows for up to date sharing within group libraries.
Syncing has two parts: Data Syncing and File Syncing.
Merges library items, notes, links, tags, etc.—everything except attachment files. Data syncing is free, has no storage limit, and can be used without file syncing.
Syncs attached files (PDFs, audio and video files, images, etc.). Files will use some of your storage.
(You can link to files, but they will not be synced.)
Match these settings:
You can search the full text of PDFs when you select "Everything" in the basic search drop down menu.
If PDF Indexing isn't enabled, go to Preferences > Search.
Use the Classic Add Citations dialog
When you cite a reference from a library database, you use the name of the database, not the URL. To enable that feature:
To easily determine if the full text of an item is available through Dudley Knox Library.
1. Go to Preferences > Advanced tab
2. Paste this URL into the Resolver box. Make sure you capture the entire URL, and that there are no breaks in the string.
3. To see if Dudley Knox Library has the full text of the item:
To make the font size larger on your Zotero desktop interface
Go to View > Font Size