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Zotero: the Basics

**Important Zotero Connector Issue**

Due to problems related to the Zotero Connector and Tufts e-resource access, people using FireFox, Chrome and Edge browsers may need to update their Zotero Connector

Users can check which version of the Zotero Connector is currently installed by going to the browser's extensions pane.

The following are the most recent version of the Zotero Connector for  FireFox, Chrome and Edge browsers. Click on the links below to install the Connector update needed.

What is Zotero?

Zotero is a citation management software program. Tufts University students, faculty, staff, and alumni have unlimited storage of PDFs attached to references (by using email address)

Zotero allows users to:

  • cite sources such as: articles, websites, and images
  • organize references into collections
  • collaborate with other researchers
  • import references from research databases and websites
  • insert citations into a word processing document and then automatically format them in a citation style

Installing Zotero

  1. Close completely out of your word processing software.
  2. Go to in the browser you want to use for importing citations.
  3. In Chrome, FireFox or Safari, download both the Zotero standalone software and the Connector
  4. Register for an account with your email address so you can access the Cloud and receive unlimited storage of PDFs.

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