Install Zotero# > Linux Official Tarball:

Download the tarball, extract the contents, and run zotero from that directory to start Zotero.

Download tarball from To install the tarball accordingto

tar -xvf Downloads/Zotero-5.0.96_linux-x86_64.tar

To launch Zotero simply call the start script directly:

Zotero_linux-x86_64/zotero &

If you launch Zotero the first time Zotero will detect that the Firefox launcher isn’t installed. It will open the according page Push the button “install”.

Zotero also offers to install the libre office connector: do it!

Zotero Firefox connector#

Toolbar Button nicht sichtbar? Lösung:

If the button doesn’t appear to the right of the address bar, you can find it either in the Extensions menu (opened via a puzzle-piece button to the right of other toolbar buttons) or the overflow menu (opened via a “»” button to the right of your other toolbar buttons). If the button appears in the Extensions menu, click the gear icon and select Pin to Toolbar to keep it in the toolbar.

Zotero’s Better BibTeX#

Enhance Zotero with Follow the installation instructions from > latest release:

  • Save file zotero-better-bibtex-6.7.122.xpi (as of 2023-09-28) e.g. to Downloads

  • start Zotero, and import this file: Zotero > Tools > Add-ons > Install Add-on from File > select zotero-better-bibtex-6.7.122.xpi >

  • Zotero wants you to restart Zotero: do it!

You will find that Zotero has allocated the new directory ~/Zotero: Include this directory to your list of directories which are backuped daily ;-) . To learn where your data reside read

TBD: Export

  • File > Export > Format: BetterBibTeX

  • Keep Updated: Yes!

  • suggested location in the dsci-lab: ~/b/bib/BetterBibtexExport.bib