Why Use Zotero?

 

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Install & Set Preferences (Zotero 5.0)

Follow these 10 Steps

See screenshots of steps 6-10 below.

  1. Using Chrome or Firefox, go to Zotero.org/download. (While Zotero works for earlier versions, Zotero does not currently work properly for Safari 12)
  2. Download Zotero 5.0 
  3. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser 
  4. Create a Zotero.org account using your Harvard email address. (If you do not receive a prompt, go to Zotero.org/user/register. Registering with a Harvard email address provides free unlimited cloud storage.)
  5. Open the Zotero application on your computer
  6. On a PC: In the Edit menu, select Preferences.  |  On a Mac: In the Zotero menu, select Preferences
  7. In the General tab, uncheck Automatically tag items with keywords and subject headings.
  8. In the Sync tab, add your username & password
  9. In the Cite tab, open the Word Processors tab & check the box next to Use Classic Add Citation dialog. Open Word to make sure your Zotero tools have been added. (You may have to close and re-open Word)
  10. In the Advanced Tab, input this URL https://hollis.harvard.edu/openurl/01HVD/HVD_URL? in the Open URL Resolver box. Also make sure your Zotero language is set to English.

 

Steps 7-10 Visualized: Zotero Preferences & Word Tool Installation

 

     7. Open Preferences

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

 

8. In the General tab, uncheck Automatically tag items with keywords and subject headings.

 

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

 

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

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

In Windows and Macs with Word 2016, you will find the toolbar in the Zotero tab. If you do not see these tools, try closing and reopening Word. On older Macs you may see a floating toolbar instead.