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

Selecting, Changing, and Adding a Style

Formatting of a style occurs within your word processor. The Zotero Library is a database of sources and does not display that information is a specific style.

Select or Change a Style

Within your Microsoft Word, you select the specific style you want to use for your in-text citations and bibliography. If you used one style and need to change to a different one, you use the exact same process.

  1. Click the Zotero tab in Word
  2. Click the Document Preferences button
  3. In the pop up window, choose the style from the list
  4. Set any other preferences you need for the document
  5. Click the OK button
  6. You can now start adding in-text citations to your document or wait for Zotero to process and change the style within the document.

Adding a Style to Your Default List

The default list is only a small portion of all of the styles available. Along with the major styles, there are styles for thousands of individual journals.

  1. In the Zotero desktop app, click the Edit menu and then Preferences
  2. Click the Cite button
  3. In the pop up window, click the Get additional styles... link
  4. In the Zotero Styles Repository, search for the specific style you want
  5. Click the title of the style to add to your Zotero Preferences
  6. In the Zotero Preferences pop up, click the OK button

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