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Zotero

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

Adding and Creating a List of References (Bibliographies)

You need to have at least one in-text citation added to your document that is linked to your Zotero Library.

  1. Place your cursor where you want the bibliography to be inserted
    • We recommend, first, creating a new page blank page at the end of your document
  2. In the Zotero tab, click the Add/Edit Bibliography button
  3. The bibliography will be automatically inserted in the correct style format
  1. Open your Zotero Library
  2. Right click over the collection/folder you want to use to create the bibliography
  3. Click the Create Bibliography From Collection... option in the popup menu
  4. In the popup window, select your Style, Output Mode, and Output Method
  5. Click the OK button
  6. Depending on your Output Method, follow the prompts to save or print
    • If you chose Copy to Clipboard, open a blank document and paste the content into it

To create an annotated bibliography, you need to select a style designated as for that purpose. Currently, Zotero has two styles with that capability: APA 7 and Chicago 17 notes. First you need to add the style to your default list of styles and then create the annotated bibliography.

Step 1: Add the Style

  1. Open the Zotero desktop app
  2. From the Edit menu, click Preferences
  3. Click the Get additional styles... link
  4. In the Style Repository window, search annot
  5. Click the style you want to use
  6. Click the OK button

Step 2: Create the Bibliography

  1. Right click over the collection/folder you want to use to create the bibliography
  2. Click the Create Bibliography From Collection... option in the popup menu
  3. In the popup window, select the Annotated Style, Output Mode, and Output Method
  4. Click the OK button
  5. Depending on your Output Method, follow the prompts to save or print
    1. If you chose Copy to Clipboard, open a blank document and paste the content into it