All you need is an email address to register for a free Zotero account- click on the "Register for Zotero" link below.
2. Install Zotero for Firefox, and the Zotero browser extension
Click on the "Download Zotero" link below to see the browser options available.
3. Download Zotero Standalone*
*This step is optional if you are using Zotero for Firefox. If you are using Chrome or Safari, Zotero Standalone gives you a place to organize, edit and import your sources. The software for Zotero Standalone can also be found by clicking on the "Download Zotero" link below.
4. Sync your Zotero account to Zotero for Firefox or Zotero Standalone by clicking on the "Actions" gear icon in your tool bar, select preferences then click the "Sync" tab to enter your Zotero account information.
Zotero recommends the following apps for iOS users to manage their library from a mobile device.
"BibUp allows you to create bibliographic references by scanning books barcodes and extracts of text. The references, including the OCRed text, can be viewed on a web page and collected using the Zotero plugin for Firefox."
"PaperShip is an iPad, iPhone and Mac application designed to give you access to your Mendeley / Zotero library on-the-go. You will enjoy to annotate your PDFs with highlights, notes, free text, drawings and much more!"
"The purpose of ZotPad is to allow accessing Zotero libraries from mobile devices. The software provides read and write access to Zotero files stored on the Zotero server, WebDAV server, or Dropbox and supports adding notes and tages to your items."
Zotero recommends the following apps for Android users to manage their library from a mobile device.
|"Access your Zotero library from your mobile device! Edit and view your library, sync, and work offline."||"Zed Lite gives you access to your Zotero reference database on-the-go."||"Zojo allows users to view their citations stored at zotero.org"|