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Zotero - Collect, Organize, Cite and Share your Research Sources: Zotero For Firefox

This guide will walk you through setting up and using Zotero to collect and organize resources, cite works, and create bibliographies.

Zotero Standalone for Use with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari

  • Using the the browser you want to use with Zotero, download and Install Zotero Standalone and the extension for the browser of your choice

Visit and select Zotero 4.0 for Windows or Zotero 4.0 for Mac depending on your operating system. Follow download instructions.

Downloading Zotero Standalone


Next download the extension for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari by clicking on its icon under Zotero 4.0 for Windows orZotero 4.0 for Mac and following the instructions.

Downloading Zotero Extension for Chrome

Zotero for Firefox

  • Download and Install Firefox

Zotero is best used as an add-on for Firefox. If you do not already have Firefox on your computer, go to and follow the instructions for the free download. If you prefer to use Chrome or Safari see the instructions below for Zotero Standalone.

  • Download and Install Zotero

While in Firefox, visit and select Zotero for Firefox. When prompted click Allow, then Install Now, then Restart Now:

Downloading Zotero for Firefox at