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This guide provides in-depth instructions on how to use Zotero, organize sources, and create in-text citations and bibliographies.

5 Steps to Using Zotero

  1. Download and Install the Desktop App
    Make sure to close/quit Word before installing.
  2. Install the Browser Connector (Add-on)
    This allows you to add sources directly from the web. The connector is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
  3. Add Sources to your Zotero Library
    You need sources in your Zotero Library before you can add in-text citations and a bibliography in your Word document.
  4. Open a Word document and use the Zotero tab for in-text citations and references.
    1. Use the Add/Edit Citations button to add in-text citations.
    2. The Insert/Edit Bibliography button generates the bibliography (reference list) at the end of your research paper.

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