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Downloading and installing Zotero (5.0)
To start using Zotero and integrate it with your word processor follow these steps:
- Register for an account at Zotero using your Oxy email id.
- Download and install Zotero 5.0.
- Download and install a Zotero plugin for your Browser (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).
- Install a Zotero plug in for your word processor (Microsoft Office Word, Libre Office, Google Docs).
- Do this by going to Preferences > Cite > Word Processors in the Zotero Desktop program.
Zotero and Word Processors
Zotero (5.0) will work with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs to create bibliographies and insert in-text citations into your manuscript. To help you get started here are links to quick guides on using Zotero with word processors:
How to set Zotero Application preferences:
- Open Zotero by clicking on the icon on your desktop
- On a PC go to the “Tools” menu in the upper left-hand corner of the window; then click “Preferences”. On a Mac, go to the main Zotero menu and click “Preferences”.
- Click on the “General” icon; check “Automatically attach associated PDFs...”
- Click on the “Sync” icon; enter your Zotero username and password (which you created when you registered)
- Click on the “Search” icon; install PDF indexing
- Click on the “Export” icon; choose Default Style Output.
- Click on the “Advanced” icon. If you click “Search for resolvers”, several will be loaded into the drop-down list. You’ll have to trial and error until one of the options matches this URL (http://TV3VM4CY6V.search.serialssolutions.com).