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Zotero User's LibGuide: Zotero Connector Installation Instructions

A pathfinder for students and faculty to learn about using Zotero at FSU

What is the Zotero Connector?

The Zotero Connector "connects" web resources you are browsing with your installed Zotero 5.0 Desktop Application, allowing you to quickly and easily save sources to your Zotero library.

Use the Zotero Connector when:

  • You want to capture a citation from the internet
  • You want to save a copy of a source for later reading

The Zotero Connector runs in your web browser, not as a separate program, and relies on the Zotero Desktop Application to work.

The Zotero Connector currently works with Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.

If you need to use Zotero with another browser, you will need to use the alternative Zotero Bookmarklet

Installing the Zotero Connector

Installing the Zotero Connector

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to the Zotero Download Page.
    • Zotero will automatically recognize which browser you are using and provide the appropriate installation link (the Connector currently works with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  3. Follow the prompts to install the Connector.
  4. Restart your browser as prompted.


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