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Guide to using Zotero reference management software

Using Zotero with Word

You can use Zotero to insert references into a Word document, generate a bibliography at the end of your document and format it in the citation style of your choice.

When you install Zotero Desktop on your computer, the Zotero tab is automatically added to the toolbar in Word. If it is not there, go to Edit then Preferences, navigate to Cite and then to the tab Word Processors: under Microsoft Word click on ‘Reinstall Microsoft Word Add-in’. 

Please note: You must use Zotero Desktop to use the Zotero citing tool – it will not function with Zotero Web. 

This section will focus on the functions available when you use the Zotero Word Plugin: