Tip: Drag and drop the references directly from Zotero into a document and the references will turn into to formatted citations. This feature works with all word processors, including Google Docs.
* Always check automatically generated references as they may not be perfect.
Zotero offers plugins for Word and OpenOffice.
The plugin adds a toolbar to both word processors. It will either be located under the 'Add-Ons' tab or 'Zotero' tab in the word processor. This tool bar makes it easy to add citations directly to the document while writing.
To change citation styles click 'Document Preferences' icon.
Zotero Word Processor Plugin Directions provides further instructions on how to cite while writing.
While Zotero comes with the most common bibliographic styles, additional styles are available for download at the Zotero Style Repository. Only Firefox users can install a new style to Zotero Online.
To install a style in Zotero for Firefox:
To install a citation style in the Zotero desktop app:
There are two citation styles in the Zotero Style Repository that can be used to create annotated bibliographies. Search the repository for annotated and choose either the Chicago or APA styles.
To use Chicago:
To use APA: