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ENG 105 (Tucker)


For the full guide, please go to our Zotero LibGuide, linked here. That said, many of the key boxes will be imported below, to make it easier for you to find and utilize.

Installing Zotero

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Download Now button.
  3. The download page has links to download the Zotero desktop application for your operating system and the Zotero Connector extension for the browser you're using.
    1. Download the desktop application first.
    2. Then add the extension to your browser.

Using Zotero Connector

Install the Zotero Connector Web Extension

You can use the Zotero Connector, to save a reference to a web page, a book you find in the CONSORT catalog, or an article from one of the library databases. 

The Zotero Connector icons in your browser address bar change depending on how Zotero interprets the contents you are looking at. You might see a capital letter Z or you may see images for:

  • Books
  • Articles 
  • Web pages 

To save a reference using the Connector:

  1. Look for "Z"/format icon in the upper right or address bar of your browser.
  2. Click  "Z"/format icon, and Zotero will automatically save your citation.

Creating Bibliographies: Quick Copy

  1. Click the "Z" icon.
  2. Select items you want to include and drag them into your Word, Google, or other documents. Zotero will automatically create a formatted bibliography for you. For in-text citations, make sure you hold down Shift at the start of the drag.

Creating Bibliographies: Right Click

  1. Click the "Z" icon.
  2. Click to select the item you want to include in the bibliography. (Hold the "control" key and click to select multiple items)
  3. "Right-click" and choose Create Bibliography.
  4. Choose the bibliographic style you want, and select the output format: Save as RTF or HTML, copy to clipboard, or print.