How to Use Zotero

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


Registering with Zotero enables you to synchronize your library on multiple computers and allows you to access your library online on the Zotero Web site.

  1. Go to the Zotero Web site (
  2. Click "Log In" near the upper right corner
  3. Click "Register for a free account"
  4. Complete all fields and click "Register"
  5. If necessary, access your e-mail to complete the last steps of the registration process.

Complete Instructions


Task for learning: Create a Zotero account.

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


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: November 8, 2022]