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About this guide

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.

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!


Setting up Library Lookup

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


Step 1: Select Preferences from the Zotero menu



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




Step 3: Use Library Lookup from Zotero to run a search in the CMU Libraries' catalog. Log into the catalog to view options and make interlibrary loan requests.