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Multilingual Reference Management: Download and Install

Make a Zotero Account

click here to set up a Zotero account Make a Zotero account. Even if you plan to use Juris-M, it will integrate with your Zotero account. It is essential for syncing your research library across multiple computers.

Download and Install the Program

Zotero   Juris-M
Zotero is available for these browsers, click to download:

Firefox Integrated Firefox Standalone Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone
  Juris-M is available for all these browsers, click to download:

Firefox Integrated Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone


What does "integrated" mean?
Zotero or Juris-M is installed "inside" of Firefox as an extension. In this mode, you need to have Firefox open to use the software. An additional pane will appear with Zotero/Juris-M in it so you can simulatanesouly browse the web for sources and see them populate into your database. The keyboard shortcut for bringing up the Zotero/Juris-M pane is ctrl+shift+z.

What does "Standalone" mean?
Zotero runs as a seperate program, your browser and Zotero communicate through a plugin for the browser of your choice.

Which one should I choose?
It's not an significant difference. You should choose the which ever installation of Zotero goes with the browser you're happiest using. If you want to know more about using the integrated Zotero for Firefox version:

Get the Connector Plugin (if you are using the Standalone Version)

Zotero Connector plugins download:

Firefox Standalone Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone
  Juris-M Connector plugins download:

Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone


What happens after the connector plug-ins are installed?
These connector plugins will create a new button in your browser. By clicking the button, it sends PDFs and metadata to your Zotero/Juris-M database.

You'll see icons like the following in your browser, likely the upper right someplace. The icon will change depending on what Zotero / Juris-M thinks it is seeing. Clicking the button will pull data into your personal library. If you're looking at a PDF, the file will also be downloaded and added.


Article from scholarly journal detected. These are usually PDFs. A PDF and a metadata file will be saved to your library.
A list of results from your library catalog, a database, Google, etc. You'll be given the option to simultaneously add many documents at once to your library.
A book, likely in a library catalog, the metadata for the book will be saved to your personal library.
Newspaper articles. A distinction is made between these and articles from scholarly journal articles.
Web pages can be archived for viewing later. They will be preserved as they were at the moment you added it to your library.


Zotero and Juris-M can track around 30 different types of formats, so there are more icons than just these 5 that you may see appear.