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Zotero: Download-Install-Set up

Zotero User Guide

Follow the steps on the tabs of this Guide to download, install, setup, and use Zotero.

Introducing Zotero 2 min. 14 sec.

How to Download and Use Zotero Oct. 6, 2023, 39 min. 08 sec.

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303.762.6984 is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources.



For Windows: choose download and run the setup program for the software.

For Macs: choose the download for MacOS, drag the Zotero icon into the applications folder to install. Go to Finder, Applications, and Zotero will be at the end of the list. 

Install the connector for your browser. We recommend Chrome or Firefox. The connector allows you to import items into your Zotero library with one click.


Zotero automatically installs the plugin for your word processor. This allows you to import citations into your paper with just a few clicks. If you lose your word processor plugin, go to Installing Word Processor Plugins.


Create an account with Zotero to receive 300 MB of free storage, have real-time backup, never lose your work, and access your work from any device. You can purchase additional storage if needed.



Open Zotero from your applications.

Choose Edit / Preferences / Sync with the account you created.

Choose your citation style.

APA 7th edition is in the list.

For Turabian, choose Get additional styles.