Zotero citation and reference management tool

/Zotero citation and reference management tool

Are you struggling with figuring out the details of how to cite and reference correctly? If done manually, citing and referencing is truly a challenging and time-consuming part of writing your research. I have found Zotero very useful in automatically creating in-text citations and reference lists/ bibliographies. It is a free and easy-to-use tool that generates citations and bibliographies/reference lists automatically saving you much valuable time.

Here are the basics of installing and using Zotero:

  1. Download and install the Zotero application for your operating system.
  2. Close your Word application before you run the installer so it can install the Word toolbar/plugin.
  3. Click the “Install Connector” link for your browser and follow the instructions. The connector appears as an extension on your browser
  4. Add documents to the Zotero Library by:
  5. Using the Zotero connector
  6. Adding PDFs from your computer. Use the option if you already have folders of the documents you are citing. To do this, click on the green icon with a plus

symbol  on the Zotero application and selecting the option of “Store copy of         file”.  For more details on adding files to the library click here

  1. For details on creating in text citations and bibliography/reference list, go to Zotero word processor

See Basics of Zotero application for more information.