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EndNote and Citation Management: Zotero

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Zotero

Zotero is free and easy-to-use desktop software to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.  Zotero is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Zotero allows you to sync data across devices and access your records from the web.

You can easily add references to your Zotero library from the web by adding Zotero connector browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. 

Getting started With Zotero

1. Install Zotero on the computer you will use most often.

2. Set up a Zotero account. https://www.zotero.org/user/login/

3. Install connectors to let your web browser save citations to your Zotero library with one click.

4. Set up your sync preferences in Zotero desktop. File sync allows you to work at the desktop or online and see the same references.

Start using Zotero desktop

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Adding references to papers and creating bibliographies in Word

Using Zotero with Microsoft word is easy!

1. Get to the point where you want to add a reference and click on the Zotero toolbar in Word.
*Zotero installs the Word plug-in when the desktop software is installed.  If you don't have the Word plug-in, install Zotero on the computer you will use.*

2. Click on Add/Edit Citation and select the citation style you want to use first, then ok.
 Zotero supports  APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, Vancouver and others.

3. The next time you click on Add/Edit Citation, start typing information about your citation in the Z bar.  When the correct citation comes up, click to add. 
*Check your citation carefully for errors.*

4.  When you are finished writing, click Add/Edit Bibiiography and Zotero will add a bibliography at the end.
*Check your citation carefully for errors.*