Zotero 6.0 is the current version of Zotero. It's a standalone program, or "client," that works in conjunction with a browser extension or "Connector."
The installation process requires two steps.
After installing Zotero and any Connectors, register for your Zotero account.
If you'd like to use Zotero with other browsers or on mobile, you'll need the Zotero Bookmarklet.
Open up Zotero and go to Edit → Preferences (Windows/Linux) or Zotero → Preferences (Mac) to make some basic modifications to Zotero's functionality.
You may also want to modify the size of the standard display font. To make this change, go to View → Font Size.
Zotero offers a Lookup tool to help you get to the full-text of articles for which you have only a citation in Zotero. Located near the top right of the Zotero client, it looks like a green arrow pointing to the right. The lookup drop-down menu includes Google Scholar and CrossRef by default, but you can add our library's full-text linking, too. This works just like the UCONN Full Text button in our library databases.
Under "OpenURL," in the "Resolver:" box, paste this link:
Now click "OK" at the bottom to save your settings.
One of the best features of Zotero is the way it automatically pulls in digital files, such as PDFs. Zotero offers 300 MB of free storage; after that, they have a tiered pricing plan.
ZotFile is a Zotero plugin that allows you to store your files elsewhere on the cloud, such as your UConn OneDrive account or on Google Drive.
Zotero strongly recommends you back up your data in addition to syncing it.
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