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Zotero: Citing with Zotero

Citing in Microsoft Word or Google Docs

The Zotero tab should automatically be added to Microsoft Word and Google Docs when you install Zotero. 

  1. Open the Zotero tab
  2. Select 'Document Preferences' 
  3. Select your referencing style

Adding a Citation 

1. Place your cursor where you want the footnote to go.

2. Select 'Add/Edit Citation'.

 3. In the pop-up window, search for the terms of the source you want (name, author, title). When you have found your source, select it. 

Updating a Citation

After you update a citation in Zotero, select 'Refresh' to update your document. 

  1. Click on the citation.
  2. Select 'Add/ Edit' Citation from the Zotero Tab in Word. 
  3. Next to the Citation information, click on the Z. 
  4. From the drop-down menu, select 'Classic View'.
  5. From the editing field, enter the pinpoint in the suffix field with a comma if it is a page number for a case or journal, or in the page field where no comma is needed, for example, for books or legislation. 


Before you submit your assignment, unlink citations, this is irreversible and should only be done on your final version. You can save a draft with your citations linked. 

This will allow you to manually edit or change any citations you need.  

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