Using the plugins listed below you can easily cite references from your Zotero library as you write your research paper or other document.
Using a USB flash drive you can make your Zotero library portable!
2. Next Move your Zotero library
Zotero stores everything on your computer in a subdirectory of your Firefox profile directory. In most cases, you will find your Zotero files here:
On a Mac:
C:\Documents and Settings\
On Windows Vista:
You can also locate your data directory by going to the Zotero preferences under the Actions menu and clicking “Show data directory” on the Advanced pane.
With Firefox closed, copy this directory onto your external drive. Remember the location for step 3.
3. Specify the location of your library
Open the Preferences Menu in Zotero/Portable Firefox. You can access Preferences either from the Actions () menu in the Zotero pane or through the Firefox Tools menu → Add-ons window (click the Preferences button in the Zotero section).
Click on “Advanced” in the Preferences Menu
Click on “Custom” under Storage Locations to specify the external drive location of your Zotero library. The “Select a Zotero Data Directory” pop-up will appear. Once you select the directory, Zotero will restart Portable Firefox with the contents of your library.