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Citation Management: Zotero: Using the Zotero plug-in

This guide has been adapted (with permission) from the Scholars Portal Zotero LibGuide.

Creating a bibliography using the Zotero Word or OpenOffice plug-in

  • If you have downloaded Zotero to work with Chrome or Safari or Firefox, you have also automatically downloaded the Word plug-in. If you do need to install it, in Zotero navigate to Edit > Preferences > Cite >Word Processors and choose "Install Microsoft Word Add-On."
  • Restart Word or Open Office, and the Zotero toolbar should appear:

Zotero toolbar in Word

The buttons, from left to right, do the following:

  • Add/Edit citation (for in-text citations)
  • Add/Edit Bibliography (base on inserted in-tex citations)
  • Document Preferences
  • Refresh
  • Unlink Citations (don't do this unless you're absolutely sure you don't need to make any more changes to your document!)