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Citations and Bibliographies with Zotero

Fix mistakes

Once you add sources into Zotero, check the data for mistakes. To fix a mistake, double-click the field in the box in the right-side pane.

  1. Check the item type is correct. Click the label to see a list of options.
  2. All CAPS, extra letters, bold, italics, or extra spaces will show up in titles, authors, or journals.
  3. Check for missing information, such as DOIs for articles & ebooks.
  4. Make sure any URLs are permalinks.

In-Text Citations & References

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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.