Why Use Zotero?

 

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Install & Set Preferences (Zotero 5.0)

Follow these 12 Steps

See screenshots of steps 7-12 below.

  1. Open your Chrome browser (You may also use Firefox, but we advise against Safari)
  2. Navigate to Zotero.org/download
  3. Download Zotero 5.0 for your system
  4. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (The browser you are using will appear. Chrome is recommended).
  5. Create a Zotero.org account (You will be prompted to do this. If you are not, go to Zotero.org/user/register)
  6. Open the Zotero application on your computer (If it is not already be open)
  7. On a PC: In the Edit menu, select Preferences.  |  On a Mac: In the Zotero menu, select Preferences
  8. In the Sync tab of Zotero Preferences, add your username & password
  9. In the Search tab of Zotero Preferences, click Check for installer & then Install now
  10. In the Cite tab, open the Word Processors tab & the box next to Use Classic Add Citation dialog.
  11. In the Advanced Tab, input this URL http://sfx.hul.harvard.edu/hvd in the Open URL Resolver box. Also change your Zotero to English in the Advanced tab if the menu is in another language (See below).
  12. Open Word to make sure your Zotero tools have been added. (You may have to close and re-open Word)

 

Steps 7-12 Visualized: Zotero Preferences & Word Tool Installation

 

     7. Open Preferences

On a PC, in the Edit menu, select Preferences: On a Mac: In the Zotero menu, select Preferences:

 

This will open Zotero Preferences where you will complete steps 8-11. Here is what the default General Tab looks like:

 

 

     8. In the Sync tab, add your username & password

 

     9. In the Search tab, click Check for installer & then Install now

 

     10. In the Cite tab, open the Word Processors tab & check the box next to Use Classic Add Citation dialog.

 

     11(a). In the Advanced Tab, input this URL http://sfx.hul.harvard.edu/hvd in the Open URL Resolver box.

 

     11(b). You also change your Zotero to English in the Advanced tab if the menu is in another language

     Steps to Change Zotero to English:

          In Miscellaneous click on Open About:config

 

Accept the risk.

accept risk

 

Type Intl.locale in the search box, and then change its value to false by double clicking on the value.

Change to false

    

     12. Open Word to make sure your Zotero tools have been added.

If you are using a Mac you will either see the toolbar below hovering over Word to the left of the screen or you will find a Zotero menu in the Applescripts menu pictured below. If you do not see these tools, try closing and reopening Word.

Or

 

In Windows you will find the toolbar in the Zotero tab. If you do not see these tools, try closing and reopening Word.