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Zotero - Citation Management - Workshop: Setting Preferences

Use Zotero to capture and use bibliographic citation information.

Setting Preferences

Open Zotero.  It runs as a separate application. 

Open from your operating system's dock or file manager like any other program.

 

In the open Zotero Pane, go to Edit then click Preferences

                                
                 

 

1.  General:  Review and adjust appearance.  Most boxes in Misc and Groups are automatically checked.
 


2.  SyncIf you have not already registered for a free account, go to  https://www.zotero.org/user/register

  • Enter Username & Password 
  • File Syncing items are checked.  Enables data syncing between computers you use and zotero.org account
     


 

3.  Search:  Skip.  This is a more advanced option for manipulating Search results/indexes.

4.  Export:  Skip.
 

5.  Cite

Styles - select style you most frequently use

Word Processor - Word or LibreOffice - this should have happened automatically.  Can also re-install if necessary.


 

6.  Advanced: 

  1.  General:   Resolver:     copy/paste http://resolver.ebscohost.com/openurl  

  2.  Files and Folders -- Backing up is different than syncing. 


For more details on setting preferences - https://www.zotero.org/support/preferences