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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Zotero Asynchronous Workshop

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.

Workshop Directions

  1. Download Zotero  (5 min.)
  2. Watch the video (15 min.)
  3. Complete the worksheet (Part 1-3 only)

Follow 1-4 Easy Steps to Downloading Zotero

1.  Create a Zotero account using your email at

2.  Download the desktop version of Zotero for Mac or Windows here:

3.  Download the Zotero Plug-in Connector for your browser here:

4. Sync your Zotero desktop version to your account



Zotero Worksheet + Video Instruction

Practice how to use Zotero. The video covers Part 1-3 only.  (Part 4 is optional)

Note:  The above directions are written for students who use Microsoft Word.  If you don't have MS Word on your personal computer, please go to the LMU ITS website to download and install Microsoft Office 365.