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Citation Management

A guide to citation management tools, their features, and how to choose one.

About Zotero

  • Citations: can be added from any webpage with the free Zotero Connector extension and organized in your Zotero library
  • PDFs: can be saved and annotated in Zotero or another external PDF application
  • Sharing: papers and folders can be shared with external users
  • Writing: Zotero integrates with Microsoft Word to cite as you write 

Introduction to Zotero

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 the Tools menu in Zotero Desktop to install the MS Word plugin.  

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

OpenURL for Zotero

To link the TCSPP library to Zotero, use the following OpenURL link:

Copy and paste the above link under Preferences > Advanced > OpenURL