SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Making referencing easy with Zotero

Kobir Ahmed, IT Trainer and Communication Coordinator

Date: 19 May 2021Time: 11:00 AM

Finishes: 19 May 2021Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Virtual

Type of Event: Training

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

This is an introduction to Zotero, one of the most popular free bibliographic reference management tool. The session will cover the following topics:

  • What is Zotero?
  • Installing Zotero
  • Adding references to Zotero
  • Organising references
  • Generating citations and bibliographies
  • Working with Word


Please note the session will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams. A Joining link will be shared a day before the session is scheduled. You can download Microsoft Teams from the Microsoft or Apple Store and sign in with your SOAS email and password.

Please register via Eventbrite.

Please have your laptop ready with all the applications below:

This will allow you to follow through during the session. If not, you are welcome to join to see demo.

Microsoft Word - if you don't have this installed or have an older version you can download the latest version for free via our IT support pages which will guide you on how

Google Chrome - if you don't have this installed please install it via Download Chrome

Zotero App and Connector - Please have the Zotero Application Installed including the browser connector. There is a YouTube video to show you How to Install Zotero. You can email or call the IT Service Desk if you have any trouble installing. Email – Phone - 020 7898 4950

Register for a free Zotero account to back up and sync your references across devices.

Online Guides for Self Learning

Online Zotero guides and video tutorials are available on Moodle for self learning, please see:

Contact email: