Why Use Zotero?

 

Be Organized Save Time Collaborate It's Free
Be Organized

 

Keep all of your research and citations in one place

Save Time

 

Format fewer citations by hand    

Collaborate

 

Work with anyone in the world, anytime        

It's Free

 

No cost even after you leave Harvard

Install & Set Preferences

Follow these 11 Steps

(See screenshots of steps 6-11 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) In Google Docs, click on the Z to follow directions to connect Zotero to your Google account.
  10. In the Advanced tab, input this https://hollis.harvard.edu/openurl/01HVD/HVD_URL? in the Open URL Resolver box.
  11. Also in the Advanced tab, change the Zotero language to English your computer is set to another language.

 

Steps 7-11 Visualized: Zotero Preferences & Word Tool Installation

 

     6. Open Preferences

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

Preferences directions for Windows

Preferences directions for Macs

 

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

Unselecting auto tagging directions

 

     8. In the Sync tab, add your username & password and click on Set Up Syncing.

Set up syncing directions

 

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

Selecting use classic add citation dialog directions

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.

Zotero Tool Bar

10. In the Advanced tab, input this https://hollis.harvard.edu/openurl/01HVD/HVD_URL? in the Open URL Resolver box

Open url resolver directions

11. In the Advanced tabchange the Zotero language to English your computer is set to another language.

Location of language setting