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Guide to using Zotero reference management software

Zotero Word Plugin

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 Word Plugin should automatically install on your computer. The Zotero tab appears in Word when you open a new Word document.

On Desktop@UCL computers the plugin is not installed by default.

To install the toolbar on your computer

  • Close your word processor
  • In Zotero Desktop, open the Preferences dialog box
  • Select Cite from the tabbed menu: you will  see a Referencing styles list under the Style tab, next to this tab you will see another tab.
  • Click on the Word Processors tab and then click on Install Microsoft Word Add-in.