How to Use Zotero

Bite-size search strategies to help you become an expert searcher.


  1. In Zotero, click "Edit" from the menu bar and select "Preferences"
  2. Set the following preferences by selecting the appropriate option:
  3. Click "OK"

Complete Instructions


Task for learning: Set the preferences recommended by the uOttawa Library.

True or false: By default, Zotero is set up to sync your account online.
A) True: 3 votes (12%)
B) False: 22 votes (88%)
Total Votes: 25

All Review Questions

If you have questions, or if you run into problems that the course does not address, e-mail the University of Ottawa Library:


This online course is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Unless otherwise stated, it is attributed to Mish Boutet, and is based on handouts by Patrick Labelle (also under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

[How to Use Zotero online course updated: December 1, 2019]