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Zotero setup: Working with pdf files

How to install Zotero and its associated plugins, as well as, how to use Zotero efficiently.

Zotero and pdf files

Users of Zotero version 5.0 can quickly install an external program enabling Zotero to index full text PDF documents so that they are fully searchable. Zotero is also able to retrieve citation information (meta data) for pdfs.

Zotero Support


If you prefer watching video documentation to setup and use ZOTERO use the following link to watch three videos on the Oxy Library/CDLA's Youtube channel: Click Here

Get Zotero Support from the Oxy Library through live, remote 1:1 consultation

Request a 45 minute Zotero Workshop for a class by locating your subject librarian/specialist here: