Zotero: A Beginner's Guide

Notes about Zotero word processing tool

  • Zotero works with MS Word, Libre Office, and Google Docs.
  • Zotero does NOT work with Office 365 (Word Online) or on a Chromebook.
  • Zotero in Word may look different depending on operating systems and software versions. Look for "Zotero", "Add-ins" or a whistle icon (on a Mac).

Integrating Zotero and Word citations

The following video shows how to integrate in text citations from your Zotero library and create a bibliography from each citation you have used in your text:

Setting up your Cite preferences

The presenter of the above video uses the Classic view when making a selection to cite a reference. "Classic View" is not the default option when you download Zotero, but it is a useful option to set up as your preferences:

In Zotero

  1. Select Edit >> Preferences
  2. In popup Window select Cite
  3. Select the Word Processor tab
  4. Check the "Classic Add Citation Dialog" option.

Change your Citation Style

The follow video shows  how to change the existing referencey style of your document to another:

Zotero Codes