4. Cite and Write with Zotero

4.1. Zotero and Microsoft Word

Before using the word plugin, ensure that Zotero is open on your device.

In Microsoft Word, Zotero appears as an option in the Menu Toolbar.
Click on the Zotero tab to view the Zotero menu.


Menu Options
Document Preferences: use to change your citation style.

Add/Edit Citation: use to add citations to your document.
Add/Edit Bibliography: use to add a bibliography/reference list. your citation style



Adding Citations 

To add a citation place your cursor in your document
where the citation is to appear. 

Click the Add/Edit Citation button on the toolbar. 

The first time you do this, Zotero will offer you a choice of bibliographic styles. 

When the red search bar appears,
type an author name or title word to search your library. 

Select the reference you want to cite and press Enter. 

Zotero will add the citation at the location of your cursor.


Add Page Numbers

Page numbers can be added manually to your citation.

Click on the citation where you would like to add page numbers.

Select Add/Edit Citation from the Zotero Menu Options.

The red citation window will appear displaying the citation to be edited.

Click on the citation in the window. An editing box will open where the page number/s can be added.

Press Enter to update the citation and close the text box.



Add a Bibliography/Reference List

At the end of your paper, click the Insert Bibliography button. Your bibliography will appear, and new citations will be added automatically. Change bibliographic styles with the Document Preferences button.




For more information on customizing citations visit https://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_plugin_usage