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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.

Working with In-text Citations

Insert an In-text Citation

When you add an in-text citation into the text of your document, the full source citation will be added to the Works Cited or Bibliography section of your document in the citation style you selected.

  1. Within the Word document, place the cursor in the location where the in-text citation should appear.
  2. Click the Add/Edit Citation button in the Zotero toolbar.
  3. In the popup box, enter a search term like an author's last name
  4. Select the source that pops up in the option list
    • If you need to insert more than one source, continue to search for the sources and select sources
    • Click inside the citation to add a page number or omit the author's name
  5. Press the Enter key on your keyboard

Add a Page Number

  1. In the Add Citation box, click inside the source
  2. In the popup box, type in the page or page range
  3. Click outside of the citation close the box
    • If you have more than one citation, repeat these steps to add page numbers
  4. Hit your Enter key

Omit an Author's Name

  1. In the Add Citation box, click inside the source
  2. In the popup box, check the Suppress Author check box
  3. Click outside of the citation close the box
    • If you have more than one citation, repeat these steps to omit other authors
  4. Hit your Enter key

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