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Zotero: A Guide on Getting Started: 4. Adding Citations in Word

This Zotero guide will walk you through the basics of installing and using Zotero, a free citation management software.

Steps for Citations in Word

1. Open both Zotero and Word.

2.. Start writing your paper, when you need to add your first in-text citation, go to the Zotero Toolbar in Word and click on the Add/Edit Citation button.

3. If this is the first citation you've added, you will need to choose your citation style in the pop-up window.

4. A Zotero search bar will pop up: Search for the reference you want to cite, select it, and press Enter.

5. When you are done writing, place your cursor at the bottom of your paper and click Add/Edit Bibliography to generate an automatic reference list for all sources you have cited. 

Note: Any subsequent changes to your in-text citations are automatically updated in your bibliography/references list. 

Adding citations and bibliographies in Word