This tab shows you how to incorporate citations into a Microsoft Word document.
The instructions in this guide apply to version 5 of Zotero and Word 2016.
Please note, if you are using a newer Mac computer with an Apple designed processor chip (M1) and are encountering problems using Zotero in Word, try updating to the newest version of both Word and Zotero, and restart both programs. If your problem persists, please contact a librarian.
You can add an in-text citation from the Zotero tab in Word or Google Docs. To create an in-text citation:
Position the cursor in Word or Google Docs where you would like the works cited list to appear. In the Zotero tab click on "Add/Edit Bibliography" and a list of sources cited within the paper will appear. If you add or edit citations in the body of the paper, go to the tab and select "Refresh." Double check the citations and bibliography to make sure everything is correctly formatted according to your chosen style guide.
Zotero can also make a stand-alone bibliography. First select multiple references in the Zotero center column using Ctrl+Click (Cmd+Click on a Mac). Then there are two methods for creating a bibliography: