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HIST 150: Transatlantic Slave Trade (Spring 2024)

Using Zotero

New to Zotero? To take advantage of W&M’s institutional access and unlimited storage simply create a Zotero account using your W&M email address. To do so, go to and select “Log In” and “Register for a New Account”. Once you’ve established your account online, be sure to setup file syncing in your Zotero desktop library.

Already have a Zotero account? You can still benefit! All you need to do is log into your Zotero cloud account and change your primary email address to your W&M email account. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to and log in with your current email address and password.
  2. Go to “Settings” and “Manage Email Addresses”.
  3. Add your W&M email address as a secondary email address and click save.
  4. Set your W&M email address as the primary address for your account.

Once you’ve made these changes, make sure you go into your Zotero desktop library, open preferences, and update your email address and password under “Sync.”

Need help or have questions? Reach out to the W&M Libraries’ Research Department at!

Important Note

Zotero is extremely helpful, however the citations it generates are only as good as the metadata from the original source. There may be typos, incorrect punctuation, or poor metadata, especially if the original citation is downloaded from a website or GoogleScholar instead of one of the library's subscription databases.  Be sure to always doublecheck the accuracy of the citations yourself.

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