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How to use Zotero to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Create an Account

After you've downloaded Zotero and the extension, you need to make an account. It's easy to create an account with Zotero. Just go to the homepage at and register.

Tagging Items

Click the little icon on your web browser. The item will be added to your Zotero account. There are different icons for web pages and books. If you have multiple items on a page (from a catalog or Amazon search, for example) all of the items will show up in a folder icon. Watch the videos below to see how it's done!

Videos on Adding References

Quick Demo of saving things into Zotero using the browser connector:


Here are some additional ways to get things into your Zotero Library: