Cite Work and Create Bibliographies
Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the hard work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Zotero integrates with Microsoft Word.
- Appearance in Word
- Insert Citation
- Choose Citation Style
- Add Page Numbers
- Edit Citations
- Create a Bibliography
- Create a Bibliography without Inserting Citations
- Copy Citations into an Email or Google Doc
Appearance in Word
Zotero appears as a new add-ins toolbar on Windows.
On a Mac, Zotero will appear in the Menu Bar as a manuscript icon to the left of Help as shown below and/or as a toolbar in Word.
Place your cursor where you'd like to add a citation and clickor .
Choose Citation Style
The first time you insert a citation in a document you will be required to choose a citation style. The Harvard Kennedy School does not enforce a specific citation style so you should check with your professors about their preference.
For this example select Chicago (note). You can always change it later by clicking on. Zotero will insert a footnote with a formatted citation into your document.
If you do not see the style you want listed, you will need to click on Cancel and go into Zotero's Preferences. Under Cite select Styles. Click on Get additional Styles...
Find the style you want and click on the title. Click on Install.
Now when you go back into Word to install the first citation you will see this style listed.
Add Page Numbers
You can add page numbers to a citation when you first insert the citation. To add page numbers to your citation after it's been inserted, place your cursor within the citation and then click the Zotero Edit Citation button.
If you notice that a citation includes incorrect or misspelled information, you need to correct it in Zotero.* After you have gone into Zotero and updated the citation, use the Zotero Refesh button in Word to update your document. On a Mac Refresh will be located under the manuscript icon in the Menu Bar.
Create a Bibliography
When you are done adding citations, clickor . Zotero will insert a fully-formatted and alphabetized Bibliography.
Create a Bibliography without Inserting Citations
If you'd like to create a standalone bibliography, you can use Zotero's Quick Copy feature. First, you'll want to set a default style used for copying and pasting citations. In Zotero's Preferences, in the Export tab, choose a Default Output Format.
Now, you can select the items you'd like to add to your bibliography, and press Ctrl+Alt+A or hold down shift and drag the items into your document.
Copy Citations into an Email or Google Doc
If you'd like to copy formatted citations, you can use Zotero's Quick Copy feature. First, you'll want to set a default style used for copying and pasting citations. In Zotero's Preferences, in the Export tab, choose a Default Output Format.
Now, you can select the items you'd like to cite, and press Ctrl+Alt+C or drag the items into your document.