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Zotero: Setting-up

Zotero: setting-up


  1. Install Zotero 5.0 for Windows or macOS
  2. Install a Zotero Connector.
  3. Appy the Melbourne Polytechnic Harvard Style

Zotero Word Plugins

Using Zotero 5.0 you no longer have to separately install the Word plugin.

If you're running Zotero 5.0 or Zotero Standalone 4.0, the word processor plugins are bundled with Zotero and should be installed automatically for each supported word processor on your computer when you first start Zotero.


Setting up Zotero for Firefox

(Please note that these instructions pertain to staff personal computers or students who have brought their own personal device. These installation notes will not work on student lab computers or staff issued computers. )

This guide details setting up on a Windows computer.


  • Navigate to


  • Click on the Download button underneath Zotero 5.0 for Windows


  • Click Next


  • Choose a Standard installation



  • Accept (if you wish) the suggested installation directory



  • When installation is complete click Finish


‚ÄčThese instructions use Chrome. There are also connectors available for Firefox and Safari. Visit the downloads page at for furthur information.


Click on the Install Chrome Connector button to begin installing the extension.


  • When prompted, click the Add Extension button


  • The Zotero connector icon appears in the top right hand corner of your browser.


  • Navigate to


  • Search for 'Harvard - Melbourne Polytechnic'



  • Click on the link. This will download a copy of the Melbourne Polytechnic CSL file to your computer. (Probably the downloads folder)



  • Open up Zotero, click on the settings icon and select 'Preferences'.



  • Click on 'Cite' and make sure that you have selected the tab called 'Styles'. Then click on the '+' button.



  • Search for the downloaded CSL style which you downloaded from the Zotero citation web page and click 'Install' when prompted.



  • Restart your browser and Zotero. The new style should now be installed.