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Zotero

Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.

What is Zotero Standalone?

Zotero Standalone (unlike Zotero for Firefox) runs as a separate program instead of part of your web browser.

It works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Download and install Zotero Standalone just as you would any other program. You will also need to install the Connectors to allow your browser to save items to your Zotero library.

You can install both Zotero Standalone and Zotero for Firefox and use both on the same computer.

Choose Zotero Standalone if:

  • You prefer Safari or Chrome to Firefox
  • You prefer to run Zotero in its own window instead of in the browser

Step 1: Install Zotero Standalone

Download and install Zotero Standalone from the Zotero website.

There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux.

Step 2: Install Connectors

Connectors allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library.

Open Chrome or Safari and click the Zotero Connector link for that browser to install it.

Each browser has its own version of the Zotero connector, so if you want to use Zotero with both Chrome and Safari, for example, you'll need to install the connectors for both browsers.

Subject Guide

Kyle Denlinger
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Credit & License

Creative Commons License
Except where noted, material in this guide is borrowed or modified from material originally created by Jason Puckett licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. The original guide can be found here.