Zotero Connector

Zotero Connector

Save references to Zotero from your web browser

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What is Zotero Connector?

Zotero Connector is a very popular Chrome extension by www.zotero.org. This extension has 4,786,978 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.99, and is most similar to Google Scholar Button and Mendeley Web Importer. The latest version, 5.0.108, was updated a month ago.

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Rating: 3.99 (1,990)
Version: 5.0.108 (Last updated: 2023-04-19)
Creation date: 2020-06-02
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • cookies
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • webNavigation
  • storage
Size: 1.08M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Zotero Connector
Zotero Connector (v5.0.108)
262 1,553,783
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use, open-source tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.

The Zotero Connector automatically senses content as you browse the web and allows you to save items to Zotero with a single click. If a PDF is available, the Connector can save it to your library to read later, and it can even save snapshots of webpages in case they change or disappear. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.

Additionally, if you use a web-based proxy to access resources your institution subscribes to, the Zotero Connector can automatically redirect you through the proxy when you follow links to those sites from elsewhere on the web, making sure that you always have access to PDFs and other gated content.

While the Connector can save most pages directly to your zotero.org account, for the full Zotero experience be sure to install the Zotero desktop app, which allows you to organize your references efficiently, insert citations automatically into Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs, and much more. You can download Zotero for free from 

We are happy to help with any issues you encounter with the Zotero Connector, but we cannot do so through the Chrome Web Store. For bug reports, questions, comments, or help, please visit 
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Useful for organizing publications
  • Works wonderfully in MS Word for scientific paper writing
  • Integrates with Google Docs
  • Allows for adding citations directly from Google Docs
  • Does not work in some Chromium-based browsers
  • May have compatibility issues with institutional cyber departments
  • Recent updates have decreased the speed of the extension
  • Unable to save and cite websites
Most mentioned
  • Does not work in some Chromium-based browsers
  • Useful for organizing publications
  • Integrates with Google Docs
  • Allows for adding citations directly from Google Docs
  • May have compatibility issues with institutional cyber departments
  • Works wonderfully in MS Word for scientific paper writing
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Risk impact

Zotero Connector requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Zotero Connector if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Zotero Connector has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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