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Zotero

Collect, manage, and cite research sources.

Creating Quick Bibliographies

It's easy to create a bibliography from your Zotero library.

Select the references or collections you want to include. Hold the control key and click to select multiple items. Right-click one of the selected items and choose Create Bibliography.

Choose the bibliographic style you want, select Copy to Clipboard, click OK and paste into your word processor.

This method works with any word processor (or anywhere you can paste text).

Creating Your Bibliography While You Write

Zotero offers word processing plugins for Word and OpenOffice. The plugin adds a Zotero toolbar to your word processor that allows you to add citations to your document while you write.

To add a citation, click the first button (Insert Citation) on the toolbar. Search for the reference you want to cite and press Enter. Zotero will add the citation at your cursor.

At the end of your paper, click the third button (Insert Bibliography). Your bibliography will appear, and new citations will be added automatically. Change bibliographic styles with the last button on the toolbar (Set Doc Prefs).

Adding Styles to Zotero

Zotero comes with several popular citation styles for creating citations and bibliographies, and over 9,000 additional styles can be added by clicking "Edit" and "Preferences". Then, under the "Cite" tab, you can select "Get additional styles...".

Zotero Citation Window

Then you can select from over 9,000 styles or search for a specific style.

Zotero Style Select