If the Zotero connector doesn't seem to be communicating with your Zotero application, go to Zotero.org and log in with your zotero account. This will let your browser, and therefore the connector, know who you are, and it will be able to send citations to your Zotero application again.
In Preferences, click "Sync"
Enter your Zotero username and password.
If you decide that you would like to have Zotero sync your PDFs, and if you anticipate saving quite a few PDFs, consider setting up a WebDAV account to get around Zotero's upload limits. Easy instructions are here.
In Preferences, click "Export."
Use the "Default Output Format" menu to select your preferred style.
In Preferences, click "Cite."
If it isn't already installed, click the button for either "Install Microsoft Word Add-in" or "Install LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org/NeoOffice Add-in."
In Preferences, click "Advanced."
(only necessary if you use both and want EndNote to be your default for database exports)
Sometimes (but not always) the Zotero connector in your browser will need some configuring. This is especially true if you click "accept" when Zotero asks you whether to configure proxy information. While configuring a proxy can make your saved URLs work from off campus, they also seem to interfere with some Catalyst functionality. If you find yourself running into difficulties logging into your library account through Catalyst, here's how to fix that.
If you want more details and often even videos, check out their online documentation.
Click Window > Extensions and then check the box to enable the Zotero Connector.
You will also have to sync your library if you want to save information from session to session. (See the Syncing Your Library and PDFs tab above.
Catalyst and WorldCat both maintain your search result list while also opening an individual item, causing confusion for Zotero. This leaves you with two options:
Option 1: Click the Zotero Icon in your browser (which will look like a folder) and select your item from the list there.
Option 2: Export items from Catalyst or WorldCat and then Import them into Zotero. Here's how...
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