You do not need to create an account to install or use Zotero.
Registering for an account is:
- Allows you to have access to your saved references from any computer with internet access
- Participate in groups
- Post to support forums
How do I register?
- Go to Zotero.org
- Click on Register (top right corner)
- Complete the form and submit
How do I sync?
- Open your Zotero library (Red Z)
- Click on Actions (Gear icon on older versions. In 5.0 look for preferences under Zotero menu)
- Select Preferences
- In the pop-up window, choose Sync tab and enter your Zotero username and password.
- Leave the pre-filled selections or modify
- Click OK
Once registered, you’ll notice the green arrow spinning when your data is syncing.