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A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Zotero: Cite While You Write

This guide will get you started collecting your sources in Zotero and using them to create in-text citations and bibliographies or works cited lists.

Add In-text Citations From Word as You Write

In-text Citations: You can insert in-text (parenthetical) citations directly from Word. Follow the steps below.

1. Open the Add-ins group in Word and select the first icon on your left:

2. This will launch a box in which you type in the name of a document or an author:

Select the document you want to cite, hit enter and you get a parenthetical citation to that document. If you need page numbers, of course, you will need to add those yourself.

Building a Bibliography From Your In-text Citations

Once you have entered all of your in-text citations, place your cursor at the point where you want to insert the reference list. Click on the Build Bibliography icon (circled in the screenshot below) and Zotero will create a bibliography from the in-text citations in your document.

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