First steps – Setting up your online account
Go to the top right and select Register
You now have an online Zotero account, and will be able to access your references online from anywhere!
Once logged in to your account, if you select My Library – you will be able to:
The Browser plugin for Zotero allows you to access your references on your browser. If you are not connected to the internet, you can still see your references, even though you can't see your cloud account for Zotero.
To get the Firefox (or other Browser) plugin:
(1) Select the home tab, and then select the red Download Now button
(2) This will take you to the download options page.
(3) You will be given options to select which one, either the Brower plugin (for Firefox, Chrome or Safari) or the standalone applications for Windows. We recommend Zotero 4.0 for Firefox, but the other browser versions are fine.
The left column displays your library folders and various collections, sub-collections, and tags.
The centre column displays the references in the specific collection you have highlighted in the left column.
The right column shows you the details of the specific reference you have selected from the centre column (including bibliographic information, notes, tags and attachments).
Zotero detects when you are looking at a library catalogue or database and allows you to quickly save an item to your Zotero library by clicking the small book icon.
You can also save web pages, just by clicking the “Create New Item from Current Page” icon . Zotero will save the URL to your library and attach a snapshot of the page itself.
Zotero comes with the main commonly used referencing citation styles already loaded.
To get extra styles: