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Zotero Citations & Bibliographies

🛠️Fix mistakes

Once you add your sources into Zotero, check the data for mistakes before creating citations.

If you find a mistake, Click on the item from the list, then double click the field, in the box on the right side pane, to edit.

  • Check the item type is correct. Click the label to see a list of options.
  • All CAPS, extra letters, bold, italics, or extra spaces will show up in citations. Fix those now.
  • Check for missing information, such as DOIs for articles & ebooks.
  • Make sure any URLs are permalinks.

✏️In-Text Citations & References

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🖥️Instructions for MS Word PC users

This video covers all the different options for adding reference and citations in MS Word.

⚕️Add More Styles

If your course is using APA 6th edition, or AMA Citation style, you will have to add that into Zotero.

  1. Open Zotero preferences (on Mac, Zotero menu/preferences; on Windows, Edit menu/preferences).
  2. Click on the “Cite” tab, then the “Styles” sub-tab.
    Click the link that says “get additional styles” in that tab.
  3. Find the style you need, and click on it to load it into Zotero.

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