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Legal Citation Management With Zotero

This guide describes how to use Zotero to import, manage, and create citations for Canadian legal information.

Download and Install Zotero

Getting Zotero 6 and the Browser Connector:

To install Zotero and the browser connection visit https://www.zotero.org/ and click the big red Download button. Please note that Zotero will determine the operating system and the browser used in your computer.

The following page will appear:

Download:

  1. Use Google Chrome or Firefox browser
  2. Go to the Zotero Download page
    • The site will automatically detect your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux*) and browser
    • Zotero does not work with Chromebooks or Office 365
  3. Download Zotero 6 and browser Connector
     

Installation of Zotero:

  1. Close any Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word)
  2. Open the downloaded Zotero file (.exe or .dmg)
  3. Follow the installation directions
    • Zotero and Microsoft Word add-in will be installed
  4. Open the Zotero program
  5. Open Microsoft Word
    • The Zotero tab should be added to your Microsoft Word ribbon

 

Installation of Browser Connection (add-on/extension):

  1. Install the Zotero Connector for your browser (works best with Chrome or Firefox)
  2. Browser may restart after installation
    • There should now be a Zotero icon () or page icon () in the upper right-hand corner of your browser toolbar.

 

Zotero for iOS

Zotero App for iPhone and iPad:

The Zotero app is available to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users. Use the Zotero app to collect, organize, annotate, cite and share resources in your Zotero library.

Download:

  1. Download the free Zotero app to your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.
  2. Once downloaded, open the app on your device and open the settings menu.
  3. Select "account" and enter your Zotero username and password to access your Zotero library.
    • If you have not created a Zotero account, create a free account using the online Zotero register page.
       

*See the Zotero for iOS page for more information on how to use Zotero on your iPhone and iPad.