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What is Zotero?

Zotero is a desktop application that allows you to:

  • Manage and organize the bibliographic references you find in library catalogues, databases, and on the web
  • Prepare a bibliography or reference list automatically
  • Insert and automatically format in-text citations and a bibliography into a paper using Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, Google Docs and other word processors and writing systems.

Zotero Help

Who should I contact if I need help or if I have questions?

Citing Engineering Village

The Zotero web browser plug-in is not currently working with the Engineering Village database (including Compendex, Inspec and GEOBASE). To cite articles from Engineering Village using Zotero please refer to the Engineering Village Zotero Instructions

Word Processor Integration

After downloading and installing the Zotero desktop application, the related plugins should automatically be installed on whatever word processing software you have on your computer. More information about these plugins, including detailed explanations of their features, can be found through the following links:

Linking Zotero to the Sofia Discovery Tool

Open the Zotero desktop app, click on 'Edit', then 'Preferences', then 'Advanced'.

Under the 'OpenURL' heading, in the text box to the right of 'Resolver:', enter the following URL:

After this is done, when you click Zotero's Locate button (the green, right-pointing arrow next to the search box), you will have the option to search the Sofia Discovery tool for your saved, Zotero citations.

Installing Zotero on Office 365 Word

It is possible to install Zotero on the Office 365 version of Word but the installation is more complicated than with other versions. For assistance please refer to the Office 365 Zotero Installation Guide below, or contact for assistance.

Updated: Wednesday 29 July 2020
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