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Getting Started


Get started with Zotero by downloading the latest version of the application. You should also download the connectors for the browsers you use <there are no connectors for InternetExplorer/Edge>.

Mobile Apps:

While Zotero has no "official" apps, there are various apps available either free, or for a small fee, from third party providers [See Mobile Apps in the Learn More box to the left].

Good to Know

  • Zotero supports thousands of citation styles [see Citation Styles in the Learn More box to the left].

  • Collaborate with other researchers using Zotero: create groups, work with a partner, you decide how open to be!

  • Zotero provides 300MB of free online storage and syncing options.  More storage is available for a fee.

  • Access your Zotero account online--get your research anywhere you have Internet access!

  • You can set up Zotero to look for the citation in the Zotero Library in Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' Catalog.  Here's how:


1. Select Preferences from the Zotero menu

2. In the Preferences Box, find the resolver box and enter this proxy URL: