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Intro to Zotero

Using the Desktop Application


1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your device.
2. Create an account using an email and password you will remember at
3. Log in and click on your name > Your Profile. Enter any profile information you wish to share and save.
4. Click on “My Library”
5. Open a new tab in Google Chrome and go to:
6. Install the Google Chrome Connector
7. Return to  
8. Install the Desktop Application
9. Log into the Desktop Application


Set up Desktop and Browser Sync
1. Open Zotero preferences (via the gear menu) and select the Sync tab
2. Enter your Zotero user name and password
3. Check the "sync automatically" box
4. Check both boxes under File Syncing and choose Zotero storage for My Library. This will sync your PDF attachments as well as citations
5. Click the green circular arrow button at the top right corner of the Zotero window
6. Zotero will upload your library to the server