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 10 Steps

(See screenshots of steps 7-10 below.)

  1. Using Chrome or Firefox, go to Zotero.org/download. (While Zotero offers a version for Safari, there are often issues using it.)
  2. Download Zotero
  3. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser of choice
  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 heading.
  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. 
  10. Also in the Advanced tab, change the Zotero language to English if your computer is set to another language.

 

After completing the installation, we recommend opening Word to make sure your Zotero tools have been added. If you do not see the Zotero tab, you may have to close and re-open Word and Zotero before it appears. In Google Docs, click on the Zotero to follow directions to connect Zotero to your Google account.

 

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

 

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 and check the box next to Use Classic Add Citation dialog.

Selecting use classic add citation dialog directions

10. In the Advanced tab, change the Zotero language to English if your computer is set to another language.

Location of language setting