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Zotero Tutorial

Select Citation Style

Select your citation style

  1. In Zotero, go to Edit à Preferences (PC) or Zotero à Settings (Mac)
  2. Select the Export tab
  3. On the Item Format dropdown, select your citation format
  4. If your format is not listed, follow the steps below

Adding additional citation styles

Adding a citation format

Exporting a bibliography

Creating your bibliography while you write...


APA and Chicago use the "Extra" field in the Zotero record in order to allow users to add annotations (see the bottom of the image below). Styles in Zotero do not use the Notes tab for annotations.

  1. Select the "Extra" field in the record's metadata (the right side section)
  2. Enter your annotation for the items. Ideal to write the annotation elsewhere and paste into the Extra field.
  3. Now open Word and test if the annotation is pulled in with the item citation when you insert the item in the Word document.