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Installing Zotero

Before coming to the Zotero Session

 Step 1: Register for a Zotero account

  • Go to
  • You can use whatever email address you prefer to set it up.
  • Write down your username and password.
  • After registering, be sure to go to your email and activate your account.

Step 2: Install Zotero

  • Go to
  • Download Zotero 6.0 for your computer.
  • Open the downloaded file and install Zotero. It will open automatically once installed.
  • Please note! At this point your default web browser will open. Close or minimize your browser and complete the final part of Step 2 before you move on to Step 3.
  • In Zotero, you'll see a Welcome to Zotero! message. Click on the blue "Set up syncing" link in the message and login with your Zotero username and password, then click OK.
  • If you use a Mac, quit Zotero and restart it to ensure the Microsoft Word integration takes effect

Step 3: Install Zotero Connector for your browser

  • If you use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge:
  • If you use Safari:
    • Go to Safari --> Preferences --> Extensions --> Check the box next to the Zotero Connector to enable it
    • Go to View --> Customize toolbar and drag the Zotero Connector extension to your toolbar
    • If you do not see the Zotero Connector in your available extensions, you may need to remove the Zotero application and reinstall it; this is a known issue with Safari, so if you run into trouble, consider using Chrome or Firefox instead