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BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems

Professors Annie Bosacker, Daniel Hernández, David Hougen-Eitzman, Mike Nishizaki, and Matt Rand

Getting Started with Zotero

Install Word, Excel, and Zotero on Your Laptop

1. Sign up for a free Zotero account: https://www.zotero.org

2. Install BOTH the Zotero program and the browser connector: https://www.zotero.org/download

  • To ensure that the Microsoft Word add-in installs correctly, please close (PC) or quit (Mac) Microsoft Word before installing the Zotero program.
  • The browser connector is available for Firefox and Chrome; it is NOT currently available for Safari or other browsers.

3. Configure Zotero's preferences

  • In Zotero, click "Edit" (PC) or "Zotero" (Mac), then click "Preferences."
  • In "Preferences," click "Sync" and enter the username and password you created for your online account. This will sync your online and desktop accounts.
  • In "Preferences," click "Cite," then click "Word Processors." If it isn't already installed, click the button that says "Install Microsoft Word Add-in." You will need to close (PC) or quit (Mac) Microsoft Word for the add-in to install.

For a step-by-step demonstration of the Zotero installation and setup process, please watch the video above. If you have questions or need help getting Zotero set up on your computer, please contact your librarian.