How to Use Zotero

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


  1. Go to
  2. Click the "Download" button and proceed with the installation on your computer (follow all the steps and prompts to download the application and then install it; procedures may vary based on the operating system and the browser)
  3. Zotero is now installed as software on your computer

Complete Instructions


Task for learning: Install Zotero software.

Review question:

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 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]