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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

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  1. Download and Install the Desktop App
    Get the app from
  2. Install the Browser Connector (Add-on)
    This allows you to add sources directly from the web
  3. Add Sources to your Zotero Library
    You need sources in your Zotero Library before you can add in-text citations and a reference list.
  4. Open a Word document and Add In-text Citations
    Use the Word plug-in to add in-text citations to your research paper.
  5. Add your List of References (bibliography)
    Use the Word plug-in to add references at the end of your research paper.