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This guide provides in-depth instructions on how to use Zotero, organize sources, and create in-text citations and bibliographies.

Adding the Connector to Your Browser

Zotero provides a browser connector for Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. There is no compatible connector for Internet Explorer.

This page provides instructions for Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge (step-by-step and video), and Safari (step-by-step and video)

Step-by-Step Instructions for Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge

  1. Go to the Downloads page on
  2. Click the Download Connector button
    1. The system will automatically recognize which browser you are using
  3. Follow the installation prompts from your browser
  4. The connector icon will appear in your browser's toolbar or add-on menu
    In Chrome, pin the add-on so it will be visible all of the time
    For Firefox and Edge, you may need to close the browser and reopen it if the Connector isn't visible

Browser Connector Video Instructions for Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge

Step-by-Step Instructions for Safari

The Zotero Browser Connector for Safari is bundled with the Zotero app when it is downloaded and installed.

The Zotero Connector for Safari requires at least Safari 15 on macOS 11 Big Sur or later.

  1. Open the Zotero desktop app
  2. Open Safari
  3. From the Safari drop down menu, select Preferences.
  4. In the Preferences pop-up window, choose the Extensions tab
  5. In the left sidebar, check the Zotero Connector option
  6. The Browser Connector icon should appear in the upper right bar of the Sarari window
  7. You can now search for and add sources to your Zotero Library

Step-by-Step Video Instructions for Safari

**video coming soon**

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